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Final Countdown

CNET Editors' review

Leaving your computer up and running is sometimes necessary--if you're waiting for a download to finish, for example--but it's also a security risk. If you want to make sure that your system shuts down after a specific amount of time without your involvement, try Final Countdown. This simple utility can be set to perform a variety of shutdown tasks after you've gone, ensuring that your computer isn't vulnerable in your absence.

The program's interface is plain and intuitive, with its features arranged in an easy-to-navigate layout. Drop-down menus let users select the number of days, hours, or minutes in the future that the program should perform its task. Using radio buttons, users can choose between shutdown, restart, sleep, hibernate, log off, and lock options. In versions of Windows from Vista on, a Good Night Mode will gradually turn down the sound, a nice feature if you like to fall asleep listening to music but don't want to leave your computer running all night. We liked the fact that Final Countdown lets users save up to six favorites, making it easy to select a certain amount of time that you use frequently. When the program is active it appears as an icon in the system tray; a small pop-up displays the time remaining as well as a snooze button if you're not quite ready to go. We do wish that Final Countdown came with a Help file, as not all of its features were totally self-explanatory; we're still not sure what the difference is between a favorite and a shortcut. Overall, though, we found Final Countdown to be a well-designed and useful program, and we recommend it.

Final Countdown comes as a ZIP file and is accessible after extraction with no need for installation.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.6 stars

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current version:

    2.8 stars

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 1.0 stars

    "It worked, but it had problems."

    March 15, 2013  |   By idraax

    Version: Final Countdown 1.0.4

    Pros

    Works fine
    runs correctly when installed

    Cons

    when I turned on my computer the next morning, the look had changed to classic, nothing would respond correctly and I had to perform a system restore to get everything back to normal.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works but could use another feature"

    August 17, 2012  |   By ErinWinters

    Version: Final Countdown 1.0.4

    Pros

    It seems very easy to use and works great. Also, you can set several different shutdown options other than actually shutting down.

    Cons

    Can't set a specific time to use daily.

    Summary

    It's very simple, quick, and seems extremely lite, but lacks the ability to schedule events at a specific time like at 4am every morning. You can only schedule events at a relative time, like 5 hours from now. I really like the notifications and the ability to postpone or cancel.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "It's CRAP!!"

    December 4, 2011  |   By madmux

    Version: Final Countdown 1.0.4

    Pros

    Not worth your time!

    Cons

    It's CRAP!!

    Summary

    It's CRAP!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "One of the best efficent shutter!"

    October 17, 2011  |   By xariok

    Version: Final Countdown 1.0.4

    Pros

    with the user friend interface and with its usabilitys that would be one of the best free software online at the moment.for everyone its offers you so much comfort to using this program.

    Cons

    if you really need to an assistant on your sleepless nights thats what you seeking for.just set in any time to close and let your computer sleep after you fall in to sleep with your playlist :)

    Summary

    as compare with the other examples in this division F.C. seems to me the best option.dont miss this program that gonna really help ya all^^

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