CNET Editors' review
Scheduling shutdown operations and file executions works rather smoothly with this program, but launching programs before shutdown/logoff failed during testing. Although the busy interface may seem overwhelming, users will find it easy enough to operate once they get the hang of it.
12Ghosts ShutDown lets you automate shutdown and reboot operations at a specific time on a daily basis or after a specified period of inactivity. You also can implement forced shutdowns or run maintenance programs before logging off and receive a confirmation before actions occur. The program's shutdown operations work well. However, it failed to shut down after running maintenance programs prior to shutdown/reboot operations.
You won't be able to execute all features in the trial version, but you'll still get a pretty good feel for the program's capabilities. Despite some slip-ups, users of all skill levels might find 12Ghosts ShutDown worthwhile.
Shut down with one click or with one key stroke. Run maintenance programs, daily or at certain days of the week, for example scan disk and backup programs. Just one click, then leave your computer and it will power-off automatically after all programs finished. It allows you to log off your computer after a specified time of inactivity, makes sure to restart your computer weekly, and even terminates not responding programs.
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