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Free Auto Shutdown

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 48 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    611,381
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 02, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.03MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    258
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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Results 1–10 of 48

5 stars

"Very helpful program"

February 26, 2016  |  By Filliberto Tangela

2016-02-26 10:16:43  |  By Filliberto Tangela

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Has intuitive clear interface and several options for scheduling

Cons

installs and works without any issues

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5 stars

"Simple software"

January 06, 2016  |  By Kathy Hoover.J

2016-01-06 01:59:18  |  By Kathy Hoover.J

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Free Auto Shutdown tool is a good app with straight forward features. It can be customized. The interface is really plain and easy to comprehend. Now I hardly need to worry about shutting down my computer once my work is over. The app is a marvel. There are options to select the time to shut down the system.

Cons

No viruses detected.

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5 stars

"Helps me a lot!"

December 09, 2015  |  By LeonardoCat33

2015-12-09 02:50:09  |  By LeonardoCat33

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

easy to install and use

Cons

not found any cons

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1 stars

"Absolute Garbage"

April 21, 2015  |  By bobby_hawk

2015-04-21 07:16:01  |  By bobby_hawk

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

no pros.... this product is installed with all kinds of crap - avoid it

Cons

This product is installed with all kinds of crap - avoid it

Summary

total crap

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1 stars

"USELESS. opened an account just to warn others"

March 24, 2014  |  By speechimpediment

2014-03-24 04:23:30  |  By speechimpediment

 |  Version: Not Found

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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1 stars

"Trojan embedded in it..classy.."

March 11, 2014  |  By bwoston

2014-03-11 16:59:49  |  By bwoston

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

No pros observed because it wasn't installed.

Cons

The trojan was a significant con of course. No other cons observed because it wasn't installed.

Summary

Seriously guys? A trojan? c'mon. Rookies.

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1 stars

"Awful. Don't install."

February 05, 2014  |  By Rightbrainpls

2014-02-05 12:44:49  |  By Rightbrainpls

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

It was really good at flaring up both my anti-virus/anti-malware programs.

Cons

Installed 20 counts of malware on my system (I declined all the offers), didn't even install the actual Auto-Shutdown program even though it said it did (and looked all throughout my system and hard drives since it certainly wasn't in the folder I had intended it to be in)...and see pros.

Summary

I made an account specifically so I could warn those from this program. Don't download! Thankfully I already cleaned out all the malware off my system, hopefully won't need to do a reformat. What bad luck that the first program I download from this site in months happens to be an awful one.

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2 stars

"Couldn't install. Couldn't get past 6 malware programs"

December 27, 2013  |  By MrStitchyy

2013-12-27 09:22:35  |  By MrStitchyy

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

none, didn't get to actually use program.. couldn't

Cons

Couldn't install it, it really tries its best to trick you into installing the crapware, even if you decline it the adware is still downloaded onto your computer, at that point my virus program disinfected them, and the install would stop. I tried it many times. A severe disappointment.

Summary

couldn't actually use program.

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1 stars

"Avast detected virus"

December 23, 2013  |  By Daniel_Pane

2013-12-23 14:46:05  |  By Daniel_Pane

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Antivirus would not allow installation.

Cons

Clearly has five unrelated programs bundled and Avast detected a virus - flat out - during install.

Summary

Malware. Unsafe. Do not install.

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1 stars

"Malware BUNDLED"

December 08, 2013  |  By koskeru

2013-12-08 03:10:31  |  By koskeru

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

NONE
DO NOT DOWNLOAD COMES BUNDLED WITH MALWARE AND VIRUS

Cons

Cnet dudes that review software, stop reviewing software bundled with malware and viruses!!! Yes, this review is 3 years old, still this ain't funny...

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Media Freeware
Publisher web site http://www.mediafreeware.com
Release Date March 08, 2016
Date Added February 02, 2015
Version 1.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Automation Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.03MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 611,381
Downloads Last Week 258
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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