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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is ShutDownTime?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that ShutDownTime is a hosts file hijacker and part of an adware bundle. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.
This one replaces your hosts file.

How do I know if my computer is affected by ShutDownTime?

You may see these entries in your hosts file:


How did ShutDownTime get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was installed by a bundler.

How do I remove ShutDownTime?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of ShutDownTime?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes ShutDownTime completely.
  • This adware replaces your hosts file, so if you were using a protective hosts file, you may have to re-install it.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this adware.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the ShutDownTime adware. It would have warned you before the adware could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


The web protection module also blocks their domain:


Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 Hosts: There are more than one entry in Hosts. See Hosts section of Addition.txt cpm.paneladmin.pro publisher.hmdiadmingate.xyz distribution.hmdiadmingate.xyz hmdicrewtracksystem.xyz linkmate.space space1.adminpressure.space trackpressure.website doctorlink.space plugpackdownload.net texttotalk.org gambling577.xyz htagdownload.space mybcnmonetize.com dscdn.pw beautifllink.xyz
Changes made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
    In the existing folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
       Alters the file hosts
        6/10/2009 11:00 PM, 824 bytes, A ==> 8/23/2017 11:10 AM, 1258 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
       "state"="REG_SZ", "succed"
       "state"="REG_SZ", "succed"
Malwarebytes log:

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 8/23/17
Scan Time: 11:31 AM
Log File: mbamShutDownTime.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.160
Update Package Version: 1.0.2643
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 321878
Threats Detected: 3
Threats Quarantined: 3
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 24 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 1
PUP.Optional.Searchy, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{24F5E422-6A70-4FAA-8CAD-E23D5DC1DAE6}, Delete-on-Reboot, [7049], [415599],1.0.2643

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 2
Adware.Tuto4PC.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\IS-GDIEB.TMP\KLM52.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [1301], [414802],1.0.2643
Adware.Tuto4PC.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\IS-QK839.TMP\KLM52.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [1301], [414802],1.0.2643

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):
  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention
Save yourself the hassle and get protected.
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