How to Remove “shutdown.exe”

What is shutdown.exe?


shutdown.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as shutdown application. It belongs to Microsoft Windows Operating System. It is developed by Microsoft Corporation.  It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32.  The malware programmers or cyber criminals write the different types of malicious programs and name it as shutdown.exe to damage the software and hardware.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

How to check if your computer is infected with shutdown.exe  malware?       

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with shutdown.exe  malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the shutdown.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites the other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private information
When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with shutdown.exe malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab  and right click on the shutdown.exe and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Windows\System32 then the system is not affected by shutdown.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by shutdown.exe malware.
 
How to remove the shutdown.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?
 
Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Internet Security.
 
Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.
 
Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.
 
Step 4: Restart your PC.
 
Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.
 
Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.
 
Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.
 
Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the shutdown.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
 
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 24 April 2019 at 9:57 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 481ef9b69e9e300c
4c869a56a73671ae
0169b9de
0cc7d9746e42c9fa
5bb2b6462d044e4e
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
197.38.9.173/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable b767ab713bf0cd43
46754957516a3ab6
3bee8841
7dad01324ac22dd8
bb1b52a4c68fa43b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
197.210.52.97/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9e8e435ac55467ab
c1035ebfb9134a38
4f190ee1
f572b6471065c108
32ebbbbbfd85d919
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Japan N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable aaf5c41199d426ca
9252ed9a91ffb975
68d7e5e2
fff7f328c20f2229
a5f152fcbe9c0122
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.NS
PM.~gen
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Internal Submission N/A
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