Switch Off

Switch Off

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Date Added:
October 18, 2002
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
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#2 in Launchers
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

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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    out of 198 votes

    • 5 star: 141
    • 4 star: 22
    • 3 star: 10
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 20
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    August 13, 2014   |   By Tarec88

    Version: Switch Off 3.4.2


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


    Terribly implemented, incredible potential of wiping your crucial data


    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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