What does the ShutdownService.exe file do?
The ShutdownService.exe process is also known as PC Auto Shutdown Service and is a part of PC Auto Shutdown. This software is produced by GoldSolution Software (www.drivermagician.com). An obsolete or defective version of ShutdownService.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- PC Auto Shutdown service has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- PC Auto Shutdown service 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)
- ShutdownService.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ShutdownService.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ShutdownService.exe PC Auto Shutdown service
ShutdownService.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ShutdownService.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 461,928 bytes (28% of all these files), 441,624 bytes, 442,136 bytes or, as the case may be, 451,584 bytes.
There is no internal description of the file. This ShutdownService.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The ShutdownService file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). ShutdownService.exe is capable of record keystrokes. For this reason, 51% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ShutdownService.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about ShutdownService?
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 PC Auto Shutdown
To remove PC Auto Shutdown service 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 PC Auto Shutdown in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ShutdownService.exe (PC Auto Shutdown service) 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 PC Auto Shutdown service. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for PC Auto Shutdown service 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 ShutdownService.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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