Windows Process Information: shutdown.exe

Process name: Shutdown Event Tracker

shutdown.exe is a process belonging to Microsoft Windows 2003 Server suites on onwards. It prompts your administrator for a reason for shutting down your server. This process should not be terminated, for more information about this service please visit;en-us;293814

This process is also available but disabled on Windows XP.


shutdown.exe should not be disabled as it is required for essential applications to function properly.

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