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What percent of users and experts removed it?
41% remove it59% keep it
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AutoShutdown is a software program developed by Barefoot Productions. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 1.16 MB (1,220,195 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7. While about 36% of users of AutoShutdown come from the United States, it is also popular in SY and Thailand.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.barefootinc.com/autoshutdown.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AutoShutdown
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\AUTOSH~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\AUTOSH~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 1.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AutoShutdown

  • ASIdle.dll - AutoShutdown Idle UI Library
  • AutoShutdown - Copy.exe - AutoShutdown Application (AutoShutdown Utility Application)
  • AutoShutdown.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AutoShutdown.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AutoShutdown' which loads as C:\Program Files\AutoShutdown\AutoShutdown.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove AutoShutdown?

Quickly and completely remove AutoShutdown from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall AutoShutdown from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AutoShutdown, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove AutoShutdown.

Win XP 22%
Win 7 (SP1) 11%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 41%
Keep it 59%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows 8 22.22%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows 8.1 22.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.71%
  SY 14.29%
  Thailand 14.29%
  Argentina 7.14%
  Iran 7.14%
  Malaysia 7.14%
  Pakistan 7.14%
  Romania 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 22.22%
Acer 22.22%
ASUS 11.11%
Common models
HP Pavilion TS 15 Noteboo... 28.57%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 14.29%
Gigabyte EP35-DS3L 14.29%
Dell OptiPlex GX280 ... 14.29%
Dell Inspiron N5110 14.29%
Acer Aspire 4738G 14.29%


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