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 Home » Freeware Downloads » Desktop Utilities » Shutdown/Startup Utilities and Sleep Blockers   
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Last Update/Developer
Alternate Shutdown v1.290
Alternate Shutdown v1.290 This program gives you the opportunity to shutdown your computer either after a period of time or at a specific date/time setting. In addition it offers the possiblity to restart the computer after being shut down or send the computer to hibernation. You may also choose a force parameter which will close running applications that are hanging. The program may be shown as tray icon to avoid using space in the task bar, if the shutdown time is set to a longer period of time. Note: Save all your data before using this program. You are using it at your own risk! On some system-configurations this program may not work. Changes in this version: - Options extended Supported operating systems: Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 Languages included: English, German, French, Turkish, Hungarian, Japanese, Greek, Italian, Russian MD5 value: 37366a8105b0bac189aad87e00adec13 Click here to visit the author's website.
5/5 2,556 Dec 27, 2020
Alternate Tools
Amphetamine v3.0
Amphetamine v3.0 Description: Amphetamine is designed to prevent three things, (all are individually optional): Screen Saver Sleep Mode System Shutdown/Restart While there are apps out there that prevent the screen saver and sleep modes, when this app was originally written there weren’t any that prevented Windows from shutting down; additionally we added more extended functionality in apps you won’t find today. Optional/extended functionality also exists to perform custom actions when a shutdown/restart is initiated and prevented by Amphetamine: Ensure pre-configured services are started. Ensure pre-configured programs are running. Run a program/script. Send an email (e.g. to a systems administrator) notifying you of the prevention, so the system can be checked out to ensure proper operation. License: FREE Amphetamine is FREE for all personal and commercial usage. Version 3 Release Notes Both the Amphetamine portable and installer versions are now the same binary and both are capable of the same usage and configuration. Added option to manually check for updates to Amphetamine. Improvements to the Shutdown/Restart prevention: Added Group Policy setting to block Windows Update from initiating automatic reboots when users are logged in. Because this is not guaranteed to prevent automated restarts on non-enterprise editions of Windows in all circumstances, see the following addition. Added blocking of “MusNotification.exe” which prevents Windows 10 from initiating automated restarts due to Windows Update (this also prevents displaying Windows Update notifications, such as updates available or the need for restart after an update is installed.) Added blocking of “shutdown.exe” which many apps will use instead ...
5/5 908 Jul 02, 2020
AutoOff v4.15
AutoOff v4.15 AutoOff is a program which shut down or restart Windows at a time specified by you. In addition, you can put the computer to sleep or turn off the display, lock Windows and more for power savings and privacy protection. [System requirements] Windows XP SP3 or higher(Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10) Features A variety of functions You can shut down or restart, suspend, hibernate Windows, turn off/on the display, start a screen saver, lock Windows, get an alarm, run/terminate a program at a specified time with easy options. Repeative, Multiple Tasks You can schedule a repeative task and you can schedule multiple tasks at the same time. Status You can see the Today's Usage Time, Run Count and so on. More options You can change Alarm Sound. You can force processes to terminate.(*) Password Lock You can prohibit schedule changes and program termination with Password Lock. System Tray menu You can run a function of AutoOff immediately with a System Tray menu. Taskbar Jump List task menu If you click an AutoOff icon pinned to the Taskbar with a right mouse button, you can run a function of AutoOff immediately.(Windows 7 or higher) * When processes are forced to terminate, you may lose data. [4.15 Changes] Fixed shutdown warning bug Support for Slovenian, thanks to Other bug fixes and improvements Download Language Pack Here.
5/5 919 Jul 02, 2020
Caffeine v1.96
Caffeine v1.96 If you have problems with your PC locking or going to sleep, caffeine will keep it awake. It works by simulating a keypress once every 59 seconds, so your machine thinks you're still working at the keyboard, so won't lock the screen or activate the screensaver. The icon is shown above - it's the leftmost one in the task tray, and this is all you see. Double-clicking the icon empties the coffee pot (that's what the icon is) and temporarily disables the program. Double-clicking it again refills the pot, and will keep your machine awake. By default the app starts enabled, and works every 59 seconds. There are some command line switches you can use to alter this behaviour: xx - where xx is a number which sets the number of seconds between simulated keypresses. This must be the first text on the commandline -startoff - application starts disabled. -exitafter:xx - application will terminate after xx minutes -activefor:xx - application will become inactive after xx minutes -inactivefor:xx - application will become active after xx minutes -appexit - terminates current running instance of application -appon - makes the current running instance of the application active -appoff - makes the current running instance of the application inactive -apptoggle - toggles the running state of the current running instance of the application -apptoggleshowdlg - toggles the running state, and shows dialog -replace - closes the current running instance, replacing it -noicon - does not show a task tray icon -useshift - simulate the shift key instead of F15 -showdlg - shows ...
5/5 3,138 Mar 24, 2021
Zhorn Software
Don't Sleep v8.02
Don't Sleep v8.02 Don't Sleep is a small portable program to prevent system shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart. Especially when old Programs run on Windows-7 or Windows Vista. Here's more aggressive power-saving features with new rules. But not only that, it also prevents logging off the computer, and the deactivation of the monitor or activation of the screen saver. Of course you can also manually disable all the options and then activate again, but with Don't Sleep one can save now many hand moves and also save time! And it's easier than ever. Apart from the fact Don't Sleep has a timer that allows time control unblock, or shutdown the computer for a specified time. Don't Sleep does not have to be installed and can be executed easily from the desktop, and can be carried on a small usb-stick or other memory device. This download is for the 64bit version. If you need the 32bit version, download here. New in version 8.02 // 8 March 2021 • Bug-Fix in: password protection to prevent readjustment on public PCs • Update of the language files Click here to visit the author's website.
5/5 3,610 Mar 08, 2021
Nenad Hrg
EasyShutdown v2.0.0
EasyShutdown v2.0.0 EasyShutdown is a freeware windows utility for instant or delayed restarting, powering down and suspension of your pc. Fast session locking and logging off through the EasyShutdown tray menu prevents unauthorized access to your machine when your system is left unattended. Delayed functions can be used to, for example, shutdown your computer after a download completes or when it has finished processing video or audio conversions. EasyShutdown is a re-release of FSEasyShutdown. Compatible with Windows XP/7/8/10, 32 and 64 bit. Click here to visit the author's website.
5/5 633 Jul 02, 2020
KeepingYouAwake v1.5.1
KeepingYouAwake v1.5.1 KeepingYouAwake is a small menu bar utility for macOS (Version 10.10 and newer) that can prevent your Mac from entering sleep mode for a predefined duration or as long as it is activated. How does it work? The app is a small wrapper around Apple's caffeinate command line utility. All current versions of macOS ship with this tool by default. Changes: 1.5.1: Customizable Activation Durations Dec 26, 2019 added the ability to customize activation durations in Preferences (#132) added an advanced preference to quit the app when the activation duration is over (#133) Thanks jamesgecko for the suggestion! added an Indonesian translation (#137) Thank you ibnuh! Click here to visit the author's website.
5/5 618 Jul 02, 2020
Marcel Dierkes
Marxio Timer v1.11.1
Marxio Timer v1.11.1 A timer, reminder and scheduling tool to turn off PC, restart, lock screen, display text, run selected application, send keystrokes and more. Each creates an individual configuration file that can be loaded as needed or automatically launched when computer starts. The task then displays a progress windows that keeps track of the time until launch and other options to pause or cancel the task. Schedule tasks to run at certain times, after a countdown or dynamically, based on PC idle time and CPU usage.
5/5 875 Jul 02, 2020
Marxio Tools
Mouse Jiggler v2.0.25
Mouse Jiggler v2.0.25 Mouse Jiggler is a very simple piece of software whose sole function is to "fake" mouse input to Windows, and jiggle the mouse pointer back and forth. Useful for avoiding screensavers or other things triggered by idle detection that, for whatever reason, you can't turn off any other way; or as a quick way to stop a screensaver activating during an installation or when monitoring a long operation without actually having to muck about with the screensaver settings. (Added in 1.8+): The "-h" / "--help" command-line switch displays version and help information. Note: This version will prompt you to install the latest version of Microsoft's .NET 5.0 Desktop Runtime if you don't already have it. Changes: v2.0.25 4-8-21 Identical to last, save for portable update. Click here to visit the author's website.
5/5 3,575 Apr 09, 2021
Alistair Young
No Screen Saver v1.0
No Screen Saver v1.0 Prevent your screensaver from locking your screen, and prevent your computer from entering the idle state by simulating user interactions. Have you ever had a room full of people in a conference room watching a vendor presentation via a web conference…when your screen saver kicks-in, your computer locks, and you have to scramble to enter your password? “No Screen Saver” was designed to avoid such problem. By simulating this user action, it prevents your system's screensaver from starting and prevents the screen from locking. Perfect for presentations or when watching a movie on your computer. It also prevents your system from entering the idle state, making it look as if you were still at your computer even after you have been long gone. Can I still use my mouse when this utility is running? Yes, absolutely, this software is unobtrusive; you can still use your computer while it is running. It is a small "Green" (and portable) utility that runs on any Windows computer. Requirements: Windows 7/Windows 10/Windows Vista/Windows XP/Windows 2013/Windows 2008/Windows 2000. Note From There are two hits for this utility on VirusTotal. These are both false positives. The program is completely portable and has been thoroughly tested. Click here to visit the author's website.
5/5 1,430 Jul 02, 2020
Mount White Technology Solutions
PreventTurnOff v1.41
PreventTurnOff v1.41 PreventTurnOff is a small and effective program that, as the name suggests, prevents the PC from going out or shutting down in a time-controlled manner! Actually a shutdown timer with PC "Anti Blocking System", I didn't have much work with this program, because it is an offshoot of DontSleep before version 4.0. It only has the basic functions of DontSleep, but some users reported too many functions in DontSleep and problems with switching between the two modes, so PreventTurnOff is a simple shutdown timer with the advantages of an "anti-blocking system" and some extras features! PreventTurnOff key functions: ◆ Ensures that the PC and monitor remain on ◆ Shuts down the PC at a certain time ◆ Quick access to energy options and so on Other specifications: ◆ Very small program ◆ Low CPU usage ◆ Optional translation function ◆ Portable ◆ Multilanguage Depending on the setting, the tool reports to the operating system that it has very important tasks to do, if the screen saver is to be activated or the monitor is to be deactivated, it is informed that it is required. It also reports to the system that it has the highest shutdown priority to prevent other programs from being closed beforehand before PreventTurnOff received this command and may therefore be closed and not intercepted by PreventTurnOff to prevent this. Simple example of using the "PreventTurnOff Tool" Start the program. The first time, the default setting for the blocking options will be suggested. You can change this at any time or temporarily deactivate the program, which is very practical. This is also possible via the info area on the taskbar. So you can quickly customize it, the timer has different options, what should happen to the PC or the program after the time. (Image-1) PreventTurnOff for all Windows OS desktop and servers. Options: For example, you can use the options ...
5/5 765 Dec 09, 2020
Nenad Hrg
Shut IT - Shutdown Timer v2.0.0.1
Shut IT - Shutdown Timer v2.0.0.1 Shut IT can schedule system power-down commands like Shutdown, Reboot, Log-off, Standby and Hibernate. The user sets a time upon which these commands must be actioned and when the time is up, the system shuts down or reboots and so on. Available timer modes: COUNTDOWN: i.e. shutdown in 30 minutes. SPECIFIC i.e. shutdown at exactly 14h35. The built-in options dialog will allow the user access to some additional features included in the program like system cleaning, idle task processing and shutdown optimizing tweaks. Shut IT runs in stand-alone mode and does not need any special installation. Install Support: No installation needed OS Requirements: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 OS Bits: 32 and 64-bit System Requirements: CPU 1.6 GHz, RAM 512MB, Any GPU Language: English License: Free CHANGES (AUGUST 2015) Version 1.) Minor code chages: Added compatibility for Windows 8.1. 2.) Website changes: Updated website address and contact details. Click here to visit the author's website.
5/5 6,104 Jul 02, 2020
Shutdown Clock v1.5
Shutdown Clock v1.5 Shutdown Clock is a free application that will help you schedule PC tasks like shutdown, restart, log off, lock and hibernate at any time. By defining a set of tasks Shutdown Clock monitors your system time and executes these tasks when needed. You can define tasks starting at some specific date and time or tasks that execute at daily basis. Also, tasks can be executed depending on your PC idle time or battery percentage. Shutdown Clock is really easy to use. Once you define your tasks Shutdown Clock can work in the background waiting for the right time to execute those tasks. You are also able to use this application to perform PC shutdown operations instantly (right click on the Shutdown Clock taskbar icon). Shutdown Clock is also able to start with Windows (automatically minimized) and can give you a warning before executing each of the tasks, giving you enough time to finish and save your work or cancel the task altogether. Try it! It’s FREE!
5/5 2,472 Jul 02, 2020
Shutter Lite v4.3
Shutter Lite v4.3 Shutter is a multifunctional scheduling utility, which has a user friendly and easy-to-use interface and supports many different Events and Actions. Available events: Countdown, On Time, Winamp Stops, CPU Usage, Network Usage, Hard Disk Usage, User Inactive, Battery Low, Window, Process, Ping Stops, File Size Limit, Lid. Available actions: Shutdown, Reboot, Log Off, Lock Workstation, Sleep, Hibernate, Turn Off Monitor, Screen Saver, Volume Control, Hang Up Modem, Alarm, Message, Play Sound, Run Program, Open File, Close Window, Kill Process. Desktop links can be created to execute any of the supported actions directly from desktop. Web Interface allows remote execution of actions and displays run-time information about the computer: Up Time, List of Processes, Screenshot of a Desktop, Program Execution, and more. Available languages Chinese Simplified Dutch (Belgium) English French German Japanese Portuguese (Brazil) Russian Slovenian Requirements: Windows 2000 and later 4.3 2018-10-12 Renamed "Battery Low" to "Battery" event. Added new trigger conditions to the Battery event: Power supply state (Online vs Offline); Battery level above a specific level; Monitor either the battery level or the power supply state, or both. Fixed: Do not trigger the Battery event when the battery level is needed but unknown. Fixed: Incorrect shortening of non-Latin text in the Message action statement. Updated Russian language file.
5/5 1,948 Jul 02, 2020
Denis Kozlov
sTray v1.0.1
sTray v1.0.1 Tiny, tray-based utility that gives you a completely configurable menu for quick access to: Shutdown Restart Switch user Log off Lock Sleep Hibernate Start screensaver Turn monitor off Switch default printer "I use Microsoft’s Remote Desktop (RDP) a lot for the various computers and VMs that I deal with. RDP works great but has one drawback and that is, for whatever reason Microsoft has, the normal shutdown and reboot commands are missing from the Start Menu when you’re working on a computer remotely. Yes, you can use the shutdown command via the commandline or you can click the taskbar and press Alt-F4, etc, but not everybody is comfortable using the commandline or remembers that hotkey. Hence, this simple utility." -Jody Holmes (Author) Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 Changes: v1.0.1 - 2019-01-22 + Added a printers menu to easily set your default printer. (Thanks, c.gingerich) + Added "Start screensaver" option. (Thanks, mouser) + Added "Turn monitor off" option. + Added option to open the menu with a left-click on the tray icon. + Added ability to configure which items are in the menu and their order. (Thanks, Ath) Click here to visit the author's website.
5/5 1,722 Jul 02, 2020
Jody Holmes
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