SmartClose

SmartClose

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    53,618
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 23, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    687.79KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    123
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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1 stars

"internet dosent work"

October 10, 2009  |  By myjoeysway27

 |  Version: SmartClose 1.1

Pros

cant say dosent work for me

Cons

like i said it shuts down the wireless and the is no where i can find to get help with such problems there is no read me or any info on it.

Summary

i got this for gameing so my games run faster i chose this over gamebooster to see how much better it is , but my games dont work when i run it because it shuts down my wireless i cant find any where to get help. any idea?

Updated on Oct 10, 2009

oh and it dosent restore the system back to they way it was i have to remove it and do a system restore to get my pc to work right

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5 stars

"Gets the Job done."

October 05, 2009  |  By chaoticsaint

 |  Version: SmartClose 1.1

Pros

Does what it says it does.

Cons

You need to have common computer sense to use.

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1 stars

"Window won't launch, even when I have Windows XP"

July 14, 2009  |  By harutabashi

 |  Version: SmartClose 1.1

Pros

It's supposed to allow me to close running processes.

Cons

SmartClose shows up on the Taskbar, but won't launch in a window. I've redownloaded from other sites, same problem. I have Windows XP Media Center, don't know what the problem is.

Summary

SmartClose doesn't launch, and I can't find any help for my issue. Only the SmartClose-Settings will launch from the Start Menu, nothing else.

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3 stars

"Worked well."

March 10, 2009  |  By AlexV39

 |  Version: SmartClose 1.1

Pros

Closed and restored everything.

Cons

It did seem to have some problems closing the teatimer associated with Spybot Search and Destroy.

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1 stars

"A no go on Vista"

February 07, 2009  |  By wjljkl

 |  Version: SmartClose 1.1

Pros

It may be good if it worked on Vista

Cons

It would not work on my computer so I can't say

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1 stars

"WARNING ! DO NOT TRY W/VISTA"

February 05, 2009  |  By GATOR-HATER

 |  Version: SmartClose 1.1

Pros

Can't judge. Did not work for me in Vista.

Cons

Claims to support Vista. It didn't for me. If you are running Vista, read below
and read previous Vista reviewers.

Summary

Well, I was warned. Plenty of Vista heads reviewed this and told me it would not
work. But, being smarter than all those before me put together, I decided to give
it a try. WRONG! My first clue came when my cursor disappeared. Then my
screen began to began to flash messages. No idea what they said, they flashed
off as quickly as they flashed on. When all was said and done, I had to power
down and back up. Had to reset a few options (i.e. Object Dock, Ram Idle, etc.)
No major harm.
I'm running Vista Home Premium. Came w/new computer. Many nice things, many
not so nice. Not really impressed. If i still had my old disc, I think I might upgrade
back to XP.

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4 stars

"Not for Windows Vista"

December 17, 2008

 |  Version: SmartClose 1.1

Pros

Probably excellent for Windows XP but I don't need for my xp computer.

Cons

It shows for vista but downloaded and found vista not supported

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5 stars

"great"

August 03, 2008  |  By gabbenko

 |  Version: SmartClose 1.1

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1 stars

"Does not work with VISTA!"

February 07, 2008  |  By UpperWs

 |  Version: SmartClose 1.1

Cons

I loved using this software on my old XP computer, so I was really excited to read it is now available for VISTA. Well, I installed it and every time I click on the icon, nothing happens. The SmartClose window does not display at all. VERY DISAPPOINTING.

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5 stars

"What I have been needing for a looonnggg time! Thanks!"

January 23, 2008  |  By ralvo55

 |  Version: SmartClose 1.1

Pros

Gives me more control of what is going on when all resources are needed for a critical task.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher BM-productions
Publisher web site http://www.bm-productions.tk
Release Date January 23, 2008
Date Added January 23, 2008
Version 1.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 687.79KB
File Name SmartClose-1.3.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 53,618
Downloads Last Week 123
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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