Switch Off

Switch Off

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 198 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.0.950
  • Total Downloads:
    1,023,472
  • Date Added:
    October 23, 2014
  • File Size:
    249.29KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    936
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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This handy program is a PC timer that can shut down, log off, or force your computer to hibernate. It works either as a countdown timer, or set up like an alarm clock. When the proper time is reached, SwitchOff shuts down all open applications and performs its task. You can configure it to operate daily, weekly, or for a single occurrence. The interface is basic, but well organized. It features a small memory footprint and stable operation. A simple Web interface allows you to operate it from anywhere on the Internet. You can set it to operate minimized on the desktop or as a Windows service. Anyone needing a PC timer will find this program a useful addition to their system.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"WATCH OUT, IT'S DANGEROUS"

August 13, 2014  |  By Tarec88

 |  Version: Switch Off 3.4.2

Pros

People say it works. Of course if you manage to not delete half of your system settings.

Cons

Terribly implemented, incredible potential of wiping your crucial data

Summary

The program on uninstallation LITERALLY deletes ALL the files in the folder you installed it in.

My story: I was installing it, choose to change destination folder, but then I realized the default path was fine, so I cancelled it and clicked "Next". I noticed, that the path has changed from Program Files folder to my User folder (the one in documents and settings). A bit of a rush from my side, since I wasn't expecting it to change. After that I wanted to uninstall and install it again? It took 0.5s to install, so after 15s of uninstalling I got suspicious. I looked at the fille names being deleted and those looked familiar. I realized I'm getting TONS of free space on my C drive. After I killed the process asap, 3/4th of my user folder was GONE. It wiped out all of my photos, documents, apps settings etc and trust me when I say I'm a person, who really takes care of those and back them up every system reinstall.

I'm a programmer myself and I can't imagine how dumb its author can be. It's absolutely unacceptable. DO NO INSTALL THAT AMATEUR HARMFULL APP, no matter how much you need it.

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3 stars

"It Didn't Force My Running Apps To Make My PC Sleep"

February 03, 2014  |  By ajie_kurniyawan

 |  Version: Switch Off 3.4.1

Pros

Simple and User Friendly

Cons

Forcing running application not working

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1 stars

"When unistalling it starts to delete Program Files dir."

November 19, 2013  |  By TilenC

 |  Version: Switch Off 3.4.1

Pros

none, no, no, none

Cons

When i started the uninstall it started to delete all of my folders in my Program files alphabetically. At first i didnt think much of it but when i started seeing the names of programs and their files in the uninstall window and the process kept on for longer than a minute i wanted to press cancel, but that wasn't an option so i shut down the comp. It deleted every folder to the letter M, so now i have to install Mathlab and a bunch of other programs that i am not sure which ones they were again. Please comment if you experienced the same issue. Regards, Tilen

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3 stars

"stopped working hung on blue shut down screen"

June 27, 2013  |  By philipsaid

 |  Version: Switch Off 3.4.1

Pros

did work great until this error happened

Cons

after a few months computer began to hang on the blue shut down screen
i tried re-installing the switch off software but the fault continued
i removed the program and tried another called winmend now it works fine maybe your meant to pay after a some period

Summary

interested to see if it happens to others

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5 stars

"Great, safe, fast"

May 07, 2013  |  By Joe_the_Geek

 |  Version: Switch Off 3.4.1

Pros

Doesn't get in the way of your computer system

Cons

Wish there was a log of shutdown events

Summary

Sometimes the least complicated programs for your PC are the best, and Switch Off is one of those. It's easy to configure and isn't a big, ugly resource hog. It does one thing and it does it very well. I like to use it to automatically turn off the computer after a long virus scan or when I'm backing my my files. You set the timer for less than it takes for your task to complete, uncheck the "force applications to close" box, and
Switch Off will shut down your computer once the job is complete. Cool.

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3 stars

"Does what it says"

April 23, 2013  |  By philphil61

 |  Version: Switch Off 3.4.1

Pros

Simple to use and easily adjustable to most needs

Cons

Having the occasion blip running Win7 whereby it has crashed a few times.. once whilst I had set to sleep the pc and fell asleep "at the wheel" so to speak... I woke up 7hrs later to find the pc still up and wide awake.. unlike me. I haven't had time to re-install or check why it crashed the few times so don't judge this as too negative

Summary

If you want a small tool to shutdown/reboot/sleep etc etc at a specific time or after a certain time.. it's far easier than messing with task scheduler

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3 stars

"simple and light weight utility"

November 12, 2012  |  By jackie189

 |  Version: Switch Off 3.4.1

Pros

does what it is meant to do.

Cons

limited features nothing fancy.

Summary

good as a basic timer but if you want some features and rules try http://sourceforge.net/projects/pcdown/

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2 stars

"Works well but then can't adjust settings."

May 04, 2012  |  By Xan-Go

 |  Version: Switch Off 3.4.1

Pros

As a daily shut off tool, it works.

Cons

Problem is that once timer is set once, it can never be accessed again. The only way that I can figure out how to change the settings on the timer are to uninstall and then download a new version. This is a hassle every time you want to make a simple adjustment to the program.

Summary

Wish there was an easier way to do something as SIMPLE as access the programs parameters without having to uninstall entire program and download a new version.

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5 stars

"Works exactly as I wanted it to."

December 20, 2011  |  By tom_eads

 |  Version: Switch Off 3.4.1

Pros

Windows XP-SP3: Does what I wanted it to do. Scheduled it to shutdown every night at midnight. When I start up the next afternoon, it loads perfectly as a service and remembers my settings. Zero problems with install and super easy GUI.

Cons

None for me.

Summary

100% kick butt ... error free and $ free. What's not to like?

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5 stars

"superb. thanks so much !"

December 19, 2011  |  By peckhiong

 |  Version: Switch Off 3.4.1

Pros

user friendly

Cons

none at all

Summary

will recommend to friends

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5.0.950
Version 3.5.0.950 features licensing change (free for any use), installer improvements (languages, safe uninstall), few bug fixes.
General
Publisher Airytec
Publisher web site http://www.airytec.com
Release Date October 17, 2014
Date Added October 23, 2014
Version 3.5.0.950
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Automation Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 249.29KB
File Name swoff35.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,023,472
Downloads Last Week 936
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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