Auto Shutdown

Auto Shutdown

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 177 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    544,568
  • Date Added:
    July 17, 2012
  • File Size:
    1.03MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,324
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 24 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 177 votes

    • 5 star 120
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 30
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5 stars

"Does what it should."

August 28, 2012  |  By 7Soft

 |  Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

Pros

Has just the features I've been looking for. Small foot-print and is compatible on Windows 7; both 32 and 64 bit flavors.

Cons

Haven't found any.

Summary

Very simple to use. Helps keep energy wasted to a minimum. I'll certainly recommend it to my friends!

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1 stars

"BEWARE! Buggy, almost made my computer unuseable"

August 19, 2012  |  By bigbadstevo

 |  Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

Pros

None that matter.

Cons

After installing and running this program, my system wouldn't power back up - after pushing the power button it would begin to boot then but go back into hibernation before the desktop was displayed. I thought it had hosed my system completely, but eventually rescued it as described below. If you love risk enough to install the program (don't!) you should print this first in case you need it.

Rescue instructions: Power up your computer three or four times in a row, carefully watching the screen. As soon as the Windows desktop shows (for me it was on the 3rd-4th serial power up attempt), pump a keyboard key (I used Ctrl), then close Auto Shutdown, then bring up Task Manager with Ctrl-Alt-Del and terminate any remaining 'AutoShutdown.exe' processes. Now uninstall it!

(Test methodology: Auto Shutdown v1.0 tested multiple times on legit Windows 7 Pro SP1 installation on a on a fully working computer, specifying in different tests '1' and '3' for Perform Action ... Minutes From Now'.)

Summary

One nasty piece of software. But don't bother asking the manufacturer to fix it, you can't, as they have no contact details whatever on their website.

My rating is half a star because zero stars isn't allowed.

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4 stars

"Works Perfectly!"

August 02, 2012  |  By QuireDaragoff

 |  Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

Pros

Easy To install, multiple options

Cons

Sometimes can't hibernate, but that is most likely because of other issues.

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2 stars

"Works but autoinstalls Blekko searchbar"

June 13, 2012  |  By ak9999

 |  Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

Pros

+works to autoshutdown

Cons

-Automatically installs Blekko search tool to all browsers without asking. Not terribly difficult to uninstall but Browser hijacker install is unacceptable.

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5 stars

"Very useful program"

May 22, 2012  |  By BHENRIE

 |  Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

Pros

One click shutdown. Just click and walk away. How easy is that?

Cons

None, nada, zip.

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4 stars

"it's okay. works good."

December 08, 2011  |  By ddieuul

 |  Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

Pros

it works. however, the visual appearance can be improved. It has a LOT of bugs, but all software do.

Cons

bugs. kinda... visually unappealing. actually a good software would be http://www.xetoware.com/fast-shutdown.html

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1 stars

"Not Recommended"

June 24, 2011  |  By Coryfi

 |  Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

Pros

Decent interface

Cons

Does not work. Not only that, but locks up my computer often. Does not remove all files when you uninstall from the control panel, so I ended up running system restore.

Summary

Using Windows 7 32-bit. When will Microsoft have a sleep/alarm feature included with the OS? Never?

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5 stars

"Free, and is compatible with Windows 7"

December 26, 2010  |  By JackDyson

 |  Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

Pros

This software is free and works well with Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Cons

None to find.

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3 stars

"A good software to use save energy..."

November 15, 2010  |  By Ritchy626

 |  Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

Pros

Will help you optimize power efficiency when your not at home, just set the time you need your computer to be alive.

Cons

It crashes some of your software if not properly shut down. It does a force shutdown.

Summary

Just make sure you do not have any software open that might crash the minute you turned your computer.

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1 stars

"Very inconsistent"

November 06, 2010  |  By awwphooey

 |  Version: Auto Shutdown 1.0

Pros

Easy to set up and use

Cons

Only worked 30% of time. I've gotten rid of it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0
Version 1.0.0.42 now supports Windows 7 and allows to toggle between idle and active mode more easily.
General
Publisher Media Freeware
Publisher web site http://www.mediafreeware.com
Release Date August 28, 2012
Date Added July 17, 2012
Version 1.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Miscellaneous
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.03MB
File Name autoshutdown_setup.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 544,568
Downloads Last Week 1,324
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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