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AutoShutdown Pro

What is AutoShutdown Pro?  (from Barefoot Productions)

The software is an automation launcher for scheduling of multiple events to shutdown, hibernate, or sleep your computer based upon triggers of time, a countdown of time, busy or idle CPU, heat, and with mobile computers battery charge. The software is available in 66 languages with internal tutorials.
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AutoShutdown Pro 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 primary executable is named AutoShutdown.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 1.36 MB (1,420,930 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 56% of users of AutoShutdown Pro come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Starts automatically
  • Adds a background Windows Service
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in AutoShutdown Pro.
AutoShutdown.exe (e0a9a1d822f204870f1c72a68ca5c85a) has been flagged by the following 10 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Avira AntiVir HEUR/Malware
AVG 2014.0.3489 Generic14
Commtouch SDK W32/Risk.FDXQ-3280
F-Prot v6. W32/MalwareF.GDMH
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. Trojan.SuspectCRC
K7 AntiVirus 13.170.8947 Riskware
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.7127 Heuristic.LooksLike.Win32.Suspicious.J!86
Norman 10.20130706 Malware
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.187 TROJ_GEN.R03QH01FI13
VIPRE Antivirus 19234 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.barefootinc.com/techsupport.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AutoShutdown
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\AUTOSH~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files2\AUTOSH~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 1.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AutoShutdown Pro

Program executable:AutoShutdown.exe (Malware detected)
Name:AutoShutdown Application
AutoShutdown Utility Application
Path:C:\Program Files\AutoShutdown\AutoShutdown.exe
Additional files:
  • ASIdle.dll - AutoShutdown Idle UI Library
  • AutoShutdown.exe - AutoShutdown Application (AutoShutdown Utility Application)
  • AS_Service.exe - AutoShutdown NT Service (AutoShutdown - Win 2000/XP service component)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
  • AS_Service.exe runs as a service named 'AutoShutdown Service' (AutoShutdown).
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 Files2\AUTOSH~1\AutoShutdown.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • AutoShutdown.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\AutoShutdown\AutoShutdown.exe'.
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove AutoShutdown Pro?

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Or, you can uninstall AutoShutdown Pro 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 Pro, 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 Pro.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Win XP 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 64%
Keep it 36%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.56%
  Australia 11.11%
  Canada 11.11%
  Netherlands 11.11%
  Thailand 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
Common models
Gigabyte H55M-UD2H 33.33%
Dell Vostro 200 33.33%
ASUSTeK A7N8X 33.33%


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