After I wrote in a recent Special Edition newsletter about creating Windows XP icons to quickly shutdown, reboot or log off your system, reader Chet Zaorski wrote to tell me:
Here’s an easier way to shut down Windows. I have been using this for
a long period of time, no spyware included, and is free and no messing
around in the registry.
Thanks, Chet. This looks like a pretty interesting program with a lot of different options. It’s great to find out about useful freeware.
The Smart Shutdown web site (Slawdog E-Solutions, Inc., www.slawdog.com) says this about the program:
Slawdog Smart Shutdown is a free, commercial-quality shutdown utility for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, and 2003.
The program is based on an easy 1-2-3 interface and has an immense number of shutdown options. It allows you to shut down, log off, reboot, lock, turn off, hibernate, disconnect from the Internet or network, enter standby mode in Windows, and shut down and reboot computers in your network–all both manually and automatically.
Its built-in Smart Shutdown technology can shut down your computer if you are inactive for a specified period of time. Plus, with its Easy Shutdown technology, you can shut down your computer with just a single click.
The program displays options available in your OS only, supports command line options, and uses little system resources. In addition, our exclusive Dependable Timer System technology, ErrorGuard, and other similar features give you a 99.8% guarantee that your system will be shut down on any occasion, according to our recent tests.
Slawdog Smart Shutdown will run on all versions of Windows.