Editors' reviewThough you won't find an extensive feature set, you will find a few new ways to access shutdown operations and modify your Start menu with this simple freeware application. Brutus creates desktop and Quick Launch icons that let you quickly restart, shut down, log off, and lock your computer. From the Start menu, you can access its main control panel that allows you to determine how Windows will behave during a shutdown process. You also can hide items Start menu items such as Settings, Documents, Help, and Run. Unlike its competitors, you can't use Brutus to schedule or set an alarm to initiate shutdown operations. Though it's limited in scope, any user who wants a simple tool to perform shutdown functions can try this free application.
Brutus lets you log off, lock, restart, or shut down a computer running Windows OS the way you always wanted to with a single click. It also has the following features: lower the Start Menu delay, hide items on the Start Menu, and disable the shutdown event tracker in Windows Server 2003.