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Auto Shutdown

CNET Editors' review

Have you ever found yourself waiting for your computer to finish a process so you could shut it down? Or do you find yourself leaving your computer on all the time, even though you know a healthy system needs to be restarted periodically? Auto Shutdown is a simple utility that allows users to schedule times for their computers to shut down or restart automatically. It's nothing fancy, but it's easy to use, and the scheduling is surprisingly customizable.

The program's interface is quite plain and intuitive, with a couple of tabs containing drop-down menus. Users simply select the action they want to the program to take--turn off, restart, or standby--and then choose when they want it to happen. The program has several options for scheduling; it can be set to take the selected action in a certain number of minutes, on a certain day (or days) of the week, or on a specific date. When choosing a day of the week or specific date, users can set the time down to the minute. Auto Shutdown also allows users to set keyboard shortcuts for shut down, restart, standby, hibernate, and log off. The program has no Help file, but it's pretty easy to figure out, and we have trouble imagining anything that a user might have a question about. Overall, although there's nothing about Auto Shutdown that particularly impressed us, we think it's a great option if you need a simple way to schedule your computer to shut down or restart.

Auto Shutdown is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

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All User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A practical application"

    April 14, 2014  |   By ToniaWTaylor

    Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

    Pros

    I found this amazing program and suggested it to my daughter. She seems to have all the time to put her computer to work for downloading and/or installing stuff but no time to shut the machine down. This, I think, is a practical application that will help her machine more than her and keep it in good shape. With so many options for scheduling and all of them being so easy to fix up, I'm sure she is going to use it.

    Cons

    The program is straightforward and hence hardly any problems but some 'Help' included would have been good.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A smart option"

    April 13, 2014  |   By JenaevbSchuttjr2001

    Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

    Pros

    I have often had a problem with my computer taking its own sweet time while locating a process that has to be shut down. It leads to you leaving your computer on for a long time and that would seem absolutely ridiculous to me. Thankfully I found this app, which is an excellent option for Windows OS. It put me in charge of things once again and it feels good to be able to control my computer a lot better.

    Cons

    Sadly, it's got the common problem with free apps. it downloads other programs.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A tool to save time and power"

    April 7, 2014  |   By LesleyeoCulmer

    Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

    Pros

    Auto shutdown is for all those who forget to shut down their system regularly. It is easy to use and comes with various options to schedule the shutdown. The ability to define keyboard shortcuts for various shutdown actions makes it a unique tool.

    Cons

    A tool that helps save time and power.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Much needed tool"

    April 4, 2014  |   By Karenghughes

    Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

    Pros

    Many times it happens with me that I forget to shut down my computer. I understand it is not good for the system. This tool solved my problem and it proved to be very handy. The Auto Shutdown tool is a great application that performs shutdown operation as per the schedule that we have set.

    Cons

    Helpful tool.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Offers great convenience"

    April 3, 2014  |   By RoseBligh

    Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

    Pros

    There are many tedious but necessary procedures like periodic scan or automatic updates that make us wait when we want to shut down our PC quickly. This software offers the convenience of being able to shutdown my PC even during my absence automatically. In addition, this software is free to download and use

    Cons

    No complaints against this software

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  • 4.0 stars

    "No need to wait till your work completes by itself"

    April 1, 2014  |   By DeniseChilders

    Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

    Pros

    it is tiring , boring and an utter waste of time while you wait for a process to finish so you could shut you system down. Thanks to this tool, you do not need to wait anymore.

    Cons

    It is hard to complain.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Shutdown whenever I want"

    March 25, 2014  |   By GeorgeNorthcott

    Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

    Pros

    the Free Auto Shutdown is a boon to my computer. I always forget to turn it off whenever I go to work, so this tool has helped me by allowing me to fix a particular time after which the system shuts down.

    Cons

    no complaints with this app.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "USELESS. opened an account just to warn others"

    March 24, 2014  |   By speechimpediment

    Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

    Pros

    NONE whatsoever. I opened an account just to warn others

    Cons

    Installed 2 tool bars without request. Installed another mobile feature ,also UN-requested. No offer to opt out. Program did not work and now the computer is extremely slow at start up after removing all of this rubbish.

    Summary

    Use some other program to shut down.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Save time with Auto Shutdown"

    March 24, 2014  |   By Paulbharris

    Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

    Pros

    Auto Shutdown allows users to schedule specific time for their computer to shut down or restart automatically which saves time and is good for the system. An easy to use tool with various options that allow turn off, restart, log off, stand by and even hibernate.

    Cons

    Simple and effective program

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Save power and energy and be sustainable"

    March 18, 2014  |   By StellaBracewell

    Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

    Pros

    with focus on environmental sustainability being high today, it is good for us to check for ways to conserve power. The free Auto Shutdown is one such application. It allows me to set the shutdown time for the computer and automatically shuts it down. For a short while, it has the auto log off option. Whatever be the need, there is an option available. Another good thing is that this app can also be operated through hotkeys.

    Cons

    One thing that would make it perfect is to include the alarm clock into this app.

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