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  • 3.0 stars

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

    February 3, 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great, safe, fast"

    May 7, 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 2.0 stars

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

    May 4, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "works well"

    October 1, 2011  |   By areyouserial

    Version: Switch Off 3.4.1

    Pros

    works well

    Cons

    none at all

    Summary

    It works well.

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