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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 15 votes out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    70,467
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 10, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    687.79KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    56
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

It's deceptively simple, but this application quickly and cleanly closes all programs, and just as easily restores them. SmartClose's five-icon interface smartly uses tooltips to quickly and adequately explain program operation. Intermediate to advanced users will install and operate the program with no further instruction.

SmartClose's primary function leads the user through a wizard to close all programs except for critical Windows functions. Listed options are well explained as the program advances. Before closing anything, the application takes a quick system snapshot; storing it to reset your computer to that same state at a later date. During testing, SmartClose handled various programs very well. It was rare that it couldn't stop a process. On those occasions, the application invoked SmartKill to finish off a process quickly. Restoring programs is as simple and quick as stopping them. A similar wizard opens a system snapshot. Users merely check which apps to restore. A helpful option removes running processes from the list.

SmartClose is a freeware application every user should keep in his or her system toolbox. It's one program you'll turn to often.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3
Version 1.3 fixes: in some cases, SmartClose didn't save the closed/killed programs to the system snapshot; after running the Close Programs wizard more than once in the same SmartClose instance, the closed/killed programs and stopped services didn't get saved to the system snapshot correctly anymore.
General
Publisher BM-productions
Publisher web site http://www.bm-productions.tk
Release Date February 03, 2010
Date Added February 10, 2010
Version 1.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 687.79KB
File Name SmartClose-1.3.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 70,467
Downloads Last Week 56
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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