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Windows Shutdown and Annotation Tool

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shutdown.exe. What is it?

The shutdown.exe is a Windows Shutdown and Annotation Tool. Sometimes it’s called Windows Shutdown and Annotation Tool.

This file is part of Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. Shutdown.exe is developed by Microsoft Corporation. It’s a system and hidden file. Shutdown.exe is usually located in the %WINDOWS% sub-folder and its usual size is 19,456 bytes.


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Security risk: Free spyware & virus scanRegistry Errors: Free scan (run Registry Cleaner)Uninstallation: N/A Uninstall (run Unistall Manager)Disk & Memory Usage: N/A Free scan (run Task Manager)


Author: Microsoft CorporationProcess: Windows Shutdown and Annotation ToolPart Of: Microsoft® Windows® Operating SystemCommon path(s): subfolder in %WINDOWS%
subfolder in %SYSTEM%
Keywords(s): systemFilesize(s): 19,456 bytes, 29,696 bytes, 30,720 bytes, 27,648 bytes, 31,744 bytes, 19,968 bytes

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by NikNak on Feb 15, 2012 at 02:08 PM

this file came inside a Zip folder i downloaded as part of a game cheat engine. its renamed 'cheat engine' but description says '' windows shutdown & annotation tool''. is this a trap ?

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