The most advanced Auto Shutdown application on the market.

Automatically shutdown computers, save user data. Reduce electricity wastage and bills. Secure networks in the process.


Frequently Asked Questions


The Warning dialog keeps counting down and does not close, preventing the computer shutting down?


The computer is not using a 24 hour clock. This can be verified by looking for a visible AM/PM next to the count down timer in the warning tab page.


To fix this change to a 24 hour clock:


1. Launch the “Control Panels”

2. Select “Regional and Language Options”

3. Ensure the “Regional Options” tab page is selected

4. Press the “Customise” button

5. Select the “Time” tab page

6. Change the “Time format” field to “HH:mm:ss”

7. Press the "Ok" button, you will be returned to the
“Regional Options” tab page.

8. Select the "Advanced" tab page.

9. Tick the “Apply all settings to the current user
account and to the default user profile” and press the
    "Ok" button.


How do I prevent my computer from being restarted once it has been shutdown for two hours?


From the Action tab page press the “Advanced” button, and then tick “Once Shutdown prevent system restarts”. You will then be able to enter a period up to 24 hours for which the computer can not be switched on.


I have 400 computers in my company and the shutdown times need to be changed from time to time is there an easy way to do this?


ASD XP Network Synchronisation can update the settings automatically from a designated computer. To download and install this please see URL HERE


What is the Enhanced mode when using Auto Save?


The enhanced mode groups the applications together and provides a more reliable method of saving your work.


When ASD XP Professional finds an application list on the White list, all of its windows are closed and saved before continuing.


ASD XP Net Synchronisation fails


The most common reason is not granting sufficient privileges to the system. ASD XP Net Synchronisation needs to download the script over the network then update the current one. If the application does not have sufficient permissions this will fail.


For a step by step guide to granting sufficient permissions read page 54 in the user guide.


What is the difference between Shutdown and Power down?



Shuts down the system to a point at which it is safe to turn off the power. All file buffers have been flushed to disk, and all running processes have stopped.


Specifying this action will not turn off the power even if the system supports the power-off feature.


Windows XP SP1: If the system supports the power-off feature, specifying this action turns off the power.


Power off


Shuts down the system and turns off the power. The system must support the power-off feature.


I am an existing user; do I still have to purchase a new license?


If you purchased a 5 user license or less then use the following payment page to purchase the upgrade:




If you purchased a multi-user license please contact who can advise you.

Version 2005
Platforms Windows NT SP6a, 2000, XP
Price Single user licence $39.99 USD.

Education institution, charities and non profit making organisations $34.99.

Multi-user licensing available on request.
Some of the comments people have sent us about Auto ShutDown:



"Shut down PC’s at the end of the school day"
Rick Ferenc School, South Australia
"To enable task performing at night"
Simon Bakker, The Netherlands
"Energy Saving"
Shannon Reynolds, US
"Have the PC shutdown after a task has been completed at the end of the day"
Jonathan Evraire
"Shutdowns after download off net at certain time..."
Mike Morris
"To insure daily shutdown"
Rolland F. Reed, New Port Richey, Florida, USA
"Power conservation"
Casilo D. Hughes, Orlando, USA
"To run programs while away from computer."
Larry Wallen, Lincoln, USA
"Play music while in bed"
Arjan van de Wetering, Netherlands
"Shut down after early evening auto-backup is finished"
Mr Jan Bjorck, UK
"Prevention of use by kids"
Peter van de Zanden, Netherlands
"To switch the PC off after leaving a program like scandisk on"
Ronald, Malta
"Scheduling shutdowns"
M Blume, Sydney, Australia
"So Wake-On-Lan will work reliably."
Larry A. Fenton , Seattle, USA
"When I'm watching TV on my computer, I hate leaving my bed to switch my PC off."
Liane, Nice, France
"I am pleased to finally find something like this. I run my Scan-Disk and Defrag while asleep. This allows me to shutdown after these operations"
Dennis Horvath, Blackfoot, USA
Great software...keep up the good work. You are helping the environment greatly!"
Ian Johns , Toledo, USA
"I've heard some good comments about this program, so I would like to probe it..."
Ives Gómez, Mexico
"It is really a great software, especially when I'm defragmenting my computer or"
Xiao Mo Nu, Malaysia

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