A portable lightweight timer shutdown program.
Auto Shutdown is a lightweight and simple-to-use application with a title that pretty much sums up its functionality - it allows you to schedule a shutdown task on your computer.
This is a portable program, so installing Auto Shutdown is not necessary. It means that you can place the tool on an external device (like a USB flash drive), plug it into any computer and directly run its executable file. What's more important is the fact that your Windows registry keys will not be changed.
The interface of the application is based on a small, standard window in which you can specify the time values for the shutdown, as well as view the current time. Once initiated, you can cancel the shutdown, as well as hide the tool's main window.
The simplistic program requires a small amount of system resources, has a good response time and didn't freeze, crash or pop up errors during our tests. There is no help file available but that's because Auto Shutdown can be easily handled by all user levels.
On the other hand, you cannot schedule additional power management functions (e.g. restart, log off, hibernate) or minimize Auto Shutdown to the system tray. But the software comes packed with the minimum requirements for scheduling a shutdown task and we recommend it to all users who prefer a straightforward application.