Such a program is used to shut down a remote computer and is valid for Windows Server 2000-2019, Windows 11,10, 8.1, ... .
However, you can use this to cause (trigger) the shutdown / shutdown of your own PC or another computer in the network.
Yes even on the internet and it's relatively easy if you know how to do it. Eg via the "shutdown.exe" from MS Windows. Here you should pay attention to and have the access rights.
By the way, a Trojan used to take advantage of this loophole when firewalls were not yet so widespread in private networks.
Some examples for "shutdown.exe":
1.) Shut down your own computer
C: \ Windows> shutdown -s2.) Shut down the computer on the IP (192.168.0.1).
C: \ Windows> shutdown -s -f -m \\ 192.168.0.13.) Cancel the shutdown.
C: \ Windows> shutdown -a -m \\ 192.168.0.1Here the help of the "shutdown.exe"
C: \ Windows> shutdown? Syntax: shutdown [-l | -s | -r | -a] [-f] [-m \\ computer] [-t xx] [-c "comment"] [-d up: xx: yy] No arguments Displays this message (like -?). -i Displays a graphical user interface (must be the first Be an option). -l log off (cannot be used with the -m option). -s Shuts down the computer. -r Shut down and restart the computer. -a Cancels the system shutdown. -m \\ computer to shut down / restart / cancel remote computer. -t xx Shutdown timeout, in xx seconds. -c "Comment" Comment for the shutdown (maximum 127 characters). -f Force running applications to close without warning. -d [u] [p]: xx: yy Reason (code) for the shutdown: u = user code p = scheduled shutdown code xx = main reason (positive whole number less than 256) yy = further reason (positive whole number less than 65536)
FAQ 46: Updated on: 29 June 2021 17:18