Auto Power-on and Shut-down

Auto Power-on and Shut-down


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 31 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.82
File Size:
1.24MB
Date Added:
March 19, 2014
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
145,253
Downloads Last Week:
123
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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.

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  • All Versions:

    2.8

    out of 31 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 15
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  • 1 stars

    "Don't waste your hard earned money on this software!"

    May 24, 2013   |   By Epochnet

    Version: Auto Power-on and Shut-down 2.80

    Pros

    -None whatsoever!

    Cons

    -NONE EXISTING CUSTOMER SUPPORT
    -OVERSEAS CHNA COMPANY
    -GREEDY

    Summary

    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!

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  • 1 stars

    "DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!"

    May 24, 2013   |   By Epochnet

    Version: Auto Power-on and Shut-down 2.70

    Pros

    -NONE WHATSOEVER

    Cons

    -NONE EXISTING CUSTOMER SUPPORT
    -REQUIRE REGISTRATION IF YOU RELOAD OR CHANGE COMPUTER
    -OVER-SEAS CHINA COMPANY

    Summary

    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!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Works perfectly with my Windows 7 system."

    February 20, 2011   |   By jcroberts

    Version: Auto Power-on and Shut-down 2.40

    Pros

    I use it to Hibernate and then Power-on my PC.

    Cons

    None - works perfectly.

    Summary

    Works great with my Windows 7 system. My new motherboard's BIOS doesn't have scheduled power-on, so I tried this program - works perfectly to Hibernate and then Power-on my PC.

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  • 1 stars

    "Why is this software for sale?"

    February 16, 2011   |   By jimnet123

    Version: Auto Power-on and Shut-down 2.40

    Pros

    No whatsoever.

    Cons

    Does not work correctly all the time. Can't uninstall the software completely and no support.

    Summary

    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.

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  • 1 stars

    "Unreliable and unsupported"

    February 16, 2011   |   By cneteek

    Version: Auto Power-on and Shut-down 2.40

    Pros

    Not that I can think of.

    Cons

    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.

    Summary

    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.

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  • 1 stars

    "Nearly a virus"

    November 15, 2010   |   By j_thoroughly

    Version: Auto Power-on and Shut-down 2.40

    Pros

    I don't know.

    Cons

    It prevents the monitor from turning off and removes the windows password protected login. Worse, both of these effects remain after the uninstall process.

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  • 1 stars

    "Does not work on my Windows 7 - 64 computer"

    August 11, 2010   |   By Wolters3

    Version: Auto Power-on and Shut-down 2.40

    Pros

    Not any so far, unfortunatly!!! It seems like a promising idea though!

    Cons

    Will not work as intended and support does not answear any mail!

    Summary

    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!!!

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  • 1 stars

    "Registering loads Trojen (Keylogger)"

    December 21, 2009   |   By wujanowski

    Version: Auto Power-on and Shut-down 2.20

    Pros

    Useful features

    Cons

    Trojan tries to install when registering. Nobody responds mails reporting the problem with registering.

    Summary

    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.

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  • 1 stars

    "Do not download. Has trojans galore in it."

    May 05, 2009   |   By Tst4Eco

    Version: Auto Power-on and Shut-down 2.20

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

    Summary

    Do not download.

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  • 1 stars

    "ANOTHER TROJAN - MY 3RD ONE OF THE NIGHT - I QUIT!"

    December 06, 2008   |   By JohnWhoHatesMalware

    Version: Auto Power-on and Shut-down 2.20

    Pros

    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\

    Cons

    Software\Microsoft\Internet
    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.

    Summary

    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.

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