The ShutdownTime is an potentially unwanted program (PUP) from the adware family. The adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software) is a form of unwanted software that can open a ton of pop-up ads without a user’s permission. The ShutdownTime adware can redirect the web browser on harmful and misleading pages.
So, if you seeing that the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer tries to load an unknown page, when you try to open a long-known web page, then you do not need to wait! Press the stop button in web browser’s address bar.
Complete the step-by-step instructions below and clean your personal computer from ShutdownTime software ASAP. It’ll assist you to remove pop-up ads and browser redirects to other unwanted ad web-sites.
What is more, the ShutdownTime adware may open ads depend on a site that you are visiting. That is, it is clear that this adware, without your permission, steals your private information such as: your ip address, what is a web page you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking, and much, much more. The ShutdownTime adware may monetize its functionality by collecting data from your browsing sessions and selling it to third party companies. This puts your personal information at a security risk.
We recommend you to remove ShutdownTime adware and clean your PC from any unwanted popup ads as soon as possible, until the presence of this adware has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the step-by-step guide below that will help you to completely uninstall ShutdownTime adware, using only the built-in MS Windows features and a few of specialized free malicious software removal utilities.
Remove ShutdownTime adware
We can assist you get rid of ShutdownTime from Windows 10 (8, 7, XP), without the need to take your machine to a professional. Simply follow the removal tutorial below if you currently have the intrusive ‘ad supported’ software on your computer and want to get rid of it. If you have any difficulty while trying to remove the ShutdownTime adwaree which redirects your internet browser to intrusive ad pages, feel free to ask for our assist in the comment section below. Some of the steps will require you to reboot your PC or close this page. So, read this guidance carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to manually get rid of ShutdownTime
The useful removal steps for the ShutdownTime . The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to remove ShutdownTime ad-supported software let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove ShutdownTime related programs through the Control Panel of your machine
It’s of primary importance to first identify and remove all potentially unwanted programs, adware programs and browser hijackers through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your Microsoft Windows Control Panel.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will show the Windows Control Panel as displayed in the following example.
Further, press “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software installed on your system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown programs.
Get rid of Ads by ShutdownTime adware from Internet Explorer
By resetting Internet Explorer web-browser you restore your web browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by ShutdownTime adware that cause annoying popup ads to appear.
First, open the Internet Explorer, press ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the screen below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. It will delete Ads by ShutdownTime adware that created to redirect your web-browser to various ad web pages, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings like startpage, newtab page and default search engine to default state.
Delete Ads by ShutdownTime adware from Mozilla Firefox
Resetting your Firefox is first troubleshooting step for any issues with your web browser program, including the redirect to unwanted web pages.
First, open the FF. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Ads by ShutdownTime adware from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a simple way to get rid of the ad-supported software, harmful and adware extensions, as well as to recover the web-browser’s home page, new tab and default search provider that have been replaced by ShutdownTime that causes multiple intrusive advertisements and pop-up ads.
First start the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter.
The browser will display the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as shown below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will show the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, press the “Reset” button. The web browser will start the task of cleaning. Once it’s complete, the web-browser’s settings including startpage, newtab page and default search provider back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
ShutdownTime automatic removal
The ad supported software may hide its components which are difficult for you to find out and get rid of completely. This can lead to the fact that after some time, the ShutdownTime that causes web browsers to display intrusive pop up advertisements again infect your machine. Moreover, We want to note that it’s not always safe to delete adware manually, if you don’t have much experience in setting up and configuring the Microsoft Windows operating system. The best solution to detect and delete ‘ad supported’ software is to use free malicious software removal software.
Scan and free your internet browser of ShutdownTime adware with Zemana Anti-malware
You can delete ShutdownTime adware automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We recommend this malware removal utility because it can easily remove browser hijacker infections, potentially unwanted applications, adware with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
Download Zemana from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: March 3, 2018
Once the download is done, close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as shown in the figure below.
When the install starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup Zemana Free on your PC.
Once setup is complete, you will see window as displayed in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the ShutdownTime ad supported software that causes web browsers to show annoying ads. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient. While the tool is checking, you may see number of objects and files has already scanned.
When Zemana Anti Malware has finished scanning your computer, the results are displayed in the scan report. You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware will begin to remove ShutdownTime ad-supported software which causes undesired advertisements.
How to delete ShutdownTime with Malwarebytes
Manual ShutdownTime ‘ad supported’ software removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the ad-supported software can be not completely removed. We recommend that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your computer of adware. Moreover, the free program will allow you to get rid of malware, potentially unwanted software, hijacker infections and toolbars that your PC can be infected too.
Download MalwareBytes AntiMalware by clicking on the following link and save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
After the download is finished, close all windows on your computer. Further, open the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on the PC system. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is done successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes Free will automatically start and you may see its main window like below.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the ShutdownTime adware that causes web-browsers to open unwanted advertisements. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) program is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat.
When MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) has completed scanning your computer, you can check all threats found on your PC. All detected threats will be marked. You can remove them all by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free will remove ShutdownTime that causes web-browsers to open annoying pop-up ads and move items to the program’s quarantine. When finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer. We recommend you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes to delete browser hijackers, adware and other malicious software.
Double-check for potentially unwanted software with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal utility that can be downloaded and use to delete ShutdownTime adware that causes web browsers to display unwanted ads, browser hijackers, malware, PUPs, toolbars and other threats from your PC. You can run this utility to scan for threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security program.
- Download AdwCleaner by clicking on the link below and save it to your Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: January 8, 2019
- When downloading is complete, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is launched, click “Scan” button .AdwCleaner program will scan through the whole PC for the ShutdownTime adware that causes a ton of intrusive pop-ups. This task can take some time, so please be patient. When a malware, ad-supported software or PUPs are found, the count of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is finished.
- When finished, a list of all threats detected is produced. Next, you need to click “Clean” button. It will display a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to stay safe online
In order to increase your security and protect your personal computer against new annoying advertisements and harmful pages, you need to use ad blocking application that stops an access to harmful ads and web sites. Moreover, the program can block the open of intrusive advertising, that also leads to faster loading of web pages and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
Installing the AdGuard ad blocking program is simple. First you will need to download AdGuard by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: July 17, 2017
After the download is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance as on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop pop up ads, as well as other malicious or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
How can you prevent the ShutdownTime
To sum up
Now your PC system should be free of the ShutdownTime ad-supported software which redirects your internet browser to annoying ad web sites. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted popups and undesired harmful web sites) and Zemana (to periodically scan your machine for new adwares and other malware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to delete ShutdownTime adware from the Windows 10 (8, 7, XP), then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.