Although Windows includes a built-in scheduling utility, Auto Power-on and Shut-down simplifies such tasks. True to its name, the program mainly lets you schedule your PC to start up and shut down at regular intervals. You can configure the application to boot up or shut down your PC on a daily or weekly basis, and you can schedule such events down to the very second. In addition to its main job, the program lets you schedule tasks such as opening a URL or a file, launching a program, playing a sound file, or locking the computer. Auto Power-on and Shut-down also supplies a few nice bonus features, such as tools for saving power and syncing your PC's clock with atomic servers. The utility's clean tabbed interface is a bit sparse for our tastes, but it is logically arranged, and even inexperienced users should get up to speed quickly. We found some of the prompts confusing, though. As in most programs, quitting triggers a confirmation box; however, clicking OK doesn't stop the app but keeps it running in the system tray. But minor annoyances aside, both parents and system administrators will likely find this program a handy addition to their computers.
An easy to use application that allows you to control your computer resume from power-off state (hibernation) or wake up your computer from sleep mode (stand by). Resume from power-off state - Allows you to control your computer auto start up and work in appointed time. It can wake your computer at specified date/time, even if the system has been closed in hibernation. Wake up from sleep mode - Allows you to wake up your computer from sleep mode (s3 standby) at specified time. Task Schedule - Allows you to open files, play sounds , run programs, close programs , open website, show message, standby/hibernate, shutdown/reboot. at any designated time . Auto Shutdown - There is a feature of Auto Power-on Shut-down that you may find useful. It will allows your computer auto shut down at specified time. Keyboard/Mouse Macro - Record to scripts and playback that you type with the keyboard and move and click with the mouse, a useful feature for such as TV record, supports Windows 64bit.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.83 supports auto log in Windows with the specified domain.
-NONE EXISTING CUSTOMER SUPPORT -OVERSEAS CHNA COMPANY -GREEDY
I bought this software about a year ago and now that I changed computer system, my software has to be re-register again. I emailed the company 4 times with no response. Their solution is for me to buy again? You can use Winmend Auto Shutdown for FREE. Don't waste your money or time with this company. You'll regret it!
-NONE EXISTING CUSTOMER SUPPORT -REQUIRE REGISTRATION IF YOU RELOAD OR CHANGE COMPUTER -OVER-SEAS CHINA COMPANY
Don't waste your good hard earned money with this software. I bought this software about a year ago and when I changed computer, they require me to re-register. I contact the company 4 times with no reply. They are only interested in getting your money and then you are on your own. Do not buy. Winmend has similar features and is free!!!
Does not work correctly all the time. Can't uninstall the software completely and no support.
I'm experiencing the same problems as other users such as Wolters3, cneteek, j_thoroughly, etc. So, the problem is definitely with the software. Feel like being ripped off. This software should not be allowed to be sold. I don't understand why it received such high mark from CNET staff, I suggest they re-evaluate it for a longer period of time.
Unreliable. I installed the software in 5 Windows XP SP3 computers, none of them works correctly after a few weeks. The software will power on the computers at unscheduled time, did not hibernate the computers at scheduled time reliably.
The software is completely unreliable. I should have evaluated the software longer before making the purchase. Don't expect to receive any support if you do run into problem even if you are a paid customer. I consider the money down the drain.
I had e-mailed the support several times and were being ignored. I finally had to tell them I probably had to submit a review based on my experience, they finally replied, the only suggestion and response that they had was to download the latest software and that they could not reproduce the problem. When I replied I had the latest software installed and asked for further help, I never received any reply. So, don't waste your money, stay away. Wish I had read some of the reviews before making the purchase. The program gave me more headache than help.
Not any so far, unfortunatly!!! It seems like a promising idea though!
Will not work as intended and support does not answear any mail!
I bought this a week ago and first it looked really promising and did indeed woke up and put my PC into hibernation. But since this first "lucky" event, I have not manage to get it to do what it is supposed to do. Even if I schedule a daily task and tell it to put the computer into hibernation and to wake up a certain time later, it does not. Even worse is that I cannot get any answers from the support!!!
Trojan tries to install when registering. Nobody responds mails reporting the problem with registering.
The features are very useful, but Trojans in registration procedure are of course not acceptable. No response to the mails asking for checking this and helping to register SAFELY is also not acceptable. Better to loose 25 USD then put the system to risk !!!
My rating would be high (4 or 4 stars), if not the problems I mentioned.
Absolutely no pros. Unfortunately I had to give it a star because cnet system would not allow me to comment without. Actually should be no star.
Extremely disappointed in cnet for allowing a program like this to be on your website. McAfee caught over 10 trojans before I just stopped the installation. Please be more responsible cnet since you even state that this program is spyware free.
All I want is to shutdown my PC. SHEESH! My antivirus never picked it up. But I stepped it thru OllyDebug and it changes a VERY IMPORTANT REGISTRY KEY ->> WATCH !!! --> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\
Explorer\Security\AntiPhishing\B3BB5BBA-E7D5-40AB-A041-A5B1C0B26C8F]. Altering IE7's BUILT IN antiphishing protection is never a good sign that thIs particular programmer loves you.
It Iinstalled a keylogger & potential rootkit, tho I'm not sure. It made a HTM file & a DAT FILE called
B3BB5BBA-E7D5-40AB-A041-A5B1C0B26C8F.dat, safely hidden away in local settings, where you'll never see it. it's not in hex, must be encrypted. But I'm willing to guess that it's not hidden there to wish me a "fine top of the morning".. Oh, well, all of you have been naughty. have a Merry Xmas. Ho, ho, ho.
This product includes a file named APSmacro.dll, it is a key/mouse hook dll for the Keyboard/Mouse Macro feature. The apsmacro.dll is a key logger, but not a trojan. What is your antivirus? I recommend Kaspersky.