ShutdownTime Removal Guide

Do you know what ShutdownTime is?

You might think that ShutdownTime is a useful application and it has the potential to be one. It is promoted as an application that allows you to shut down your PC on a set date and time. However, this program is ad-supported, and the adware part is not removed after you uninstall this application. Therefore, our cyber security experts have classified it as a potentially unwanted program and recommend that you uninstall it at our earliest convenience. In this article, we will discuss how this program works, where it comes from, and why you ought to get rid of it. So if you have it on your PC, we invite you to find out more about it.

ShutdownTime has a dedicated distribution website at The website has a sleek, modern design that gives a good impression. However, when you click the Download button featured in the center of the page, it redirects you to which seems to have no relation to this program. Furthermore, this website has no information on the company that created it. It also lacks legal documents such as an EULA and Privacy Policy which only serves to show how shady this program is. Nevertheless, that does not mean that this program has no distribution channels left. Our malware analysts have concluded that ShutdownTime’s developers distribute it using software bundles. They have probably made arrangements with shady freeware distributing websites to bundle it with freeware. The installers may not disclose what additional content is present in the bundle and install ShutdownTime by default. Nevertheless, you should be given the opportunity to opt out after selecting advanced or custom installation settings. We also, want to point out that this application is similar to DiskPower and Speedownloader that might have come from the same developers and, therefore, we may see similar applications appear in the future.

This application autostarts with Windows, and its stated function is to allow you to shut down your PC on a set date and time. Therefore, this application can be quite useful. It is quite simple as it features a small user interface window that allows you to select whether you want it to shutdown, restart, sleep or hibernate your PC. It has a date and time settings, so you can set your PC to be shut down at anytime you want.ShutdownTime Removal GuideShutdownTime screenshot
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However, we take issue with the fact that ShutdownTime has an adware component that is configured to show commercial advertisements while you browse the web. The adware components are installed at C:\Program Files (x86)\ShutdownTime\9EZSFR7JLDTF7GI.exe, C:\Program Files (x86)\ShutdownTime\CNDBA.exe, and C:\Program Files (x86)\M4IS7KPXV7\M4IS7KPXV.exe. They are set to remain and show ads even after you uninstall ShutdownTime. The adware components are designed to load promoted websites at random while you browse the web, and there is no telling whether their promoted content is legitimate. The bottom line is that the ads obstruct the browsing experience and are, thus, annoying.

Now you know everything there is to know about ShutdownTime. Evidently, it is a potentially unwanted program that can be installed on your PC without your permission. Even if you find it useful it still has adware components that show ads and some of them can be unsafe. Therefore, we recommend that you remove ShutdownTime and delete the remaining adware components manually using the instructions provided below this article.

Uninstall the application

Windows 10, 8.1, and Windows 8

  1. Simultaneously press Windows Key+R.
  2. Type Control Panel in the Run command Prompt and click OK.
  3. Then, go to Uninstall a program.
  4. Find ShutdownTime.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel and select Uninstall a program.
  3. Locate ShutdownTime and right-click it.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel and select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Locate the program and click Remove.

Delete the adware component

  1. Press Windows+E keys.
  2. Type C:\Program Files (x86)\ShutdownTime in the address box.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Locate 9EZSFR7JLDTF7GI.exe, CNDBA.exe, and M4IS7KPXV.exe.
  5. Right-click them and click Delete.
  6. Empty the Recycle Bin.

In non-techie terms:

ShutdownTime is an application designed to allow you to shut down your PC on a set date and time, but it also features adware components that are dedicated to showing you commercial advertisements while you browse the web. The ads are annoying and unreliable as they can promote malicious content. Our security experts recommend that you remove it to avoid putting your PC at unnecessary risk.