In spite of some design flaws, this program successfully performs its main jobs with no trouble. Xecutor allows you to manage which programs automatically launch when you start-up or shut down your machine. Removing a program from start-up or shutdown is a simple matter of unchecking a box, though adding a program can be a bit tougher due to the program's wording. Initially, we thought the field labeled Directory was where you browse your PC to add the EXE file; in actuality, this action is performed under the box called Filename. The help files are pretty bare-bones, so we had to experiment to figure out how to use Xecutor. Additionally, you can use this utility to launch applications at specified times, either daily or on chosen days of the week. The program can display a message to appear before programs execute and also can be used to shut down the PC at a specified time. Savvier users seeking an automation program will be fine with Xecutor, but less-experienced ones should seek out something more user-friendly.
What's new in version 1.54.4.097
ReleaseSeptember 4, 2009
Date AddedSeptember 4, 2009
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Runs programs at system start-up or shutdown. You can specify different conditions, under which your programs should be started. You can activate programs at specific times or on specific days of the week. Run programs only once a day if you want to. Shutdown the system automatically to a specified time. Shutdown the system automatically if it is idle for a specified amount of minutes.