PC Auto Shutdown is a feature-rich Windows utility that not only lets you schedule shutdown tasks, but it also enables you to plan system log off, hibernate or power off tasks. This program provides you with easy-to-configure settings, allows you to schedule multiple tasks, and uses minimum CPU resources while running in the background.
A wizard assistant will guide you every step of the way when adding new tasks. You can configure the utility to automatically shut down, power off, log off, hibernate or reboot your computer at any time of the day you like, only on weekdays, etc. PC Auto Shutdown keeps a log file with all scheduled and completed events, allows you to define various types of shortcut keys, and doesn't slow down your system while operating in the background.
What's more, you can set a master password which needs to be entered every time the program is accessed from the System Tray. This feature might come in handy if you want to prevent unauthorized users from accessing your PC while you're away from your desk.
The only thing I don't like about this program is its interface which I find rather unappealing. Still, PC Auto Shutdown works as advertised and is very simple to handle, aspects which matter a lot more than its appearance.
Hence, I'd say it's worth buying this utility for your Windows PC if you're looking for a simple way to schedule system log off, shutdown or hibernate tasks.
- Lets you define various shortcut keys
- You can choose between various types of tasks
- Allows you to set your own audio files as alarm sounds
- You can password-protect the program
- Unappealing interface