How to get rid of the DirectShutdown VirusSometimes the DirectShutdown file may cloak a virus. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with DirectShutdown.exe
The DirectShutdown.exe process is also known as DirectShutdown Module or, as the case may be, DirectShutdown Application and is a part of DirectShutdown Module. This software is produced by DLAO Software. An obsolete or defective version of DirectShutdown.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- DirectShutdown Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- DirectShutdown Module has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- DirectShutdown.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module DirectShutdown.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about DirectShutdown.exe DirectShutdown Module
DirectShutdown.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file DirectShutdown.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 270,336 bytes (66% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 417,792 bytes.
This file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. The DirectShutdown file is not part of the Windows operating system. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: Run). DirectShutdown.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 78% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find DirectShutdown.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about DirectShutdown?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall DirectShutdown Module
To remove DirectShutdown Module from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for DirectShutdown Module in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if DirectShutdown.exe (DirectShutdown Module) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of DirectShutdown Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for DirectShutdown Module or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or DirectShutdown.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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