How to remove (uninstall) ShutDownTime

This entry will tell you everything about an unwanted tool called ShutDownTime and ways to uninstall it. If you see too much advertising on the Internet, and the productivity of the machine has recently decreased - this entry will explain you what advertising utilities are, understand the fundamental issue and clean the system of strange software.


Adware includes a very long list of diverse types, but the most popular of them are browser hijackers, adware and browser toolbars. These programs weren't helpful from the first days, and their features are targeted only at getting money by tricking users. The majority of customers believe that these tools are worthy, being fooled by large lists of their advantages, but all these functions either aren't working, or just cannot exist. To make it easier for you, we will describe the basic functions of each adware type.

  • Browser hijackers do not expose ads on well-known sites. Hijackers, from time to time open a scammer's site in user's browser that passes to one of the sites with ads and suspicious links.
  • Browser toolbars show ads too, but not as active as other two species of adware. Their main function is to gather info about user's search queries and viewed websites that are then sent on to fraudsters for further resale. Such information might be used to trick its owner or passed to third parties for a solid price.
  • Adware's primary attribute is that it inserts useless ads on every website that the victim views and sometimes, on the desktop. Scammers want adware to look useful, so it may be masked as one of dozens of free programs for text redacting, web-browsing, data archiving, etc. Advertising emerges as pop-ups, links or separate blocks in search results.

The mentioned utilities in conjunction and any of them might be applied for different kinds of advertising swindle. In spite of the difference in methods, they have one fact in common: they were from the very beginning made for fraud and deceit. By the way, according to that all suchlike tools are trying to force the customer to view the unknown and often infected web-pages, they allow other malware to enter the computer.


Now you see what goals are targeted by advertising tools and, you should understand how to discover it. The largest and the most dangerous mark of infection is the quite high percentage of ads. Mark #2 is the appearance of useless programs in the system that you haven’t installed. Such thing might appear when victim clicks on every link that ShutDownTime displays, viewing the untrusted websites and installing software from there. Harmful programs behave stealthy so you might not see that you just installed them.

The third symptom is a noticeable lag of the computer, and an enlargement in its loading time. You should know that these problems often appear for other reasons, not related to adware. The ground for such slowdown is that unlike ordinary programs, ShutDownTime acts 24/7, displaying pop-ups and redirecting victim to harmful web-pages. It means that adware is starting at computer's boot and turning off only with the whole computer. If 3-5 such programs will sneak on your computer, their simultaneous functioning overloads the system, and demands so much resources that good utilities just can't operate. This can summon deceleration, trouble turn-offs and fatal errors of important programs. If you notice any of these attributes - you have to check the hard drive via high AV tool or remove all adware by hand.

Methods to remove ShutDownTime

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove ShutDownTime manually

Step 1. Uninstall ShutDownTime from the operation system

Step 2. Remove ShutDownTime from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)


If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

If you see that your system is at risk and prefer to browse the Web freely, you need to eliminate ShutDownTime immediately. In your situation it's not only about removing ShutDownTime, but also about complete cleaning of computer. User can perform it by hand, yet it will require lots of time and efforts, and have a big possibility of fail. ShutDownTime and other suchlike software do as much as possible to guard themselves from elimination and make it as difficult as possible. Viruses store backups everywhere on hard drive, hide their main folders, leave scheduled installation tasks after deletion etc. If man is not experienced enough in elimination of undesired, the possibility of mistake and subsequent complications is very high. If you prefer the safe way, we advise you to download Spyhunter AntiMalware. This antivirus can fast and clean delete any viruses from your machine, but also shield it from threats in the future. Spyhunter can boast of many features, including round-the-clock tech-support, compatibility with well-known AV tools, modest price, daily updating of the signature database and high quality of scanning and deletion. If you are interested, and want to purchase Spyhunter, or read more about it - click on the link under this paragraph.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Windows 7 and Windows XP

1. Uninstall ShutDownTime from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select ShutDownTime and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\ShutDownTime
  • C:\ProgramData\ShutDownTime
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\ShutDownTime

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "ShutDownTime" and delete these elements


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How to remove ShutDownTime from Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select ShutDownTime and press Uninstall


How to uninstall from Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete ShutDownTime from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select ShutDownTime and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


How to uninstall ShutDownTime from Mac OS

1. Click Applications in the Finder sidebar

2. Drag unwanted program to the Trash

3. Empty Trash


Step 2. Remove ShutDownTime from the browser

How to remove ShutDownTime from Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove ShutDownTime

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


How to delete ShutDownTime from Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove ShutDownTime

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • On startup
  • Delete all specific pages


How to uninstall ShutDownTime from Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Tools
  • Add-ons
  • Remove ShutDownTime

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into homepage field

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).


How to delete ShutDownTime from Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose ShutDownTime and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.


How to delete ShutDownTime from Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


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