These energy saving shutdown utilities are part of the JSutils group of software and were originally designed as part of a practical home energy saving project to save energy and money by reducing computer electricity use. They are free for personal non commercial use, support WIndows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8, come complete with html help and are simple to install and use. For commercial licence information see the commercial licence page. The last versions of programs that are no longer current which support Windows 2000 can be found in the utilities archive.
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AllOff is a computer activity and shutdown utility which monitors the mouse, keyboard, CPU load, download and process activity and initiates computer shutdown if there has been no activity for the set times. It supports fixed activation and shutdown initiation times plus a fixed delay before shutdown initiation. There is also an optional fixed delay before shutdown to allow shutdown to be cancelled. Programs can be run on activation and shutdown initiation. AllOff supports all the normal shut down modes plus log off and monitor. It can also be used to control a remote computer via a slave program including remote activation of the slave. What is monitored, how the computer shuts down plus many other parameters can be changed from the configuration screen. See AllOff history for details of the changes in this version.
AllOff Lite is an activity monitor and shutdown utility which monitors the mouse, keyboard and CPU load and initiates computer power off if there has been no keyboard or mouse activity for 900 seconds and the average CPU load has been below 15% for over 60 seconds. A fixed shutdown time or fixed shutdown delay can also be set which will override CPU and Keyboard/Mouse activity detection or they can be used on their own. Designed to be simple to install and use AllOff Lite requires no configuration apart from selecting whether fixed time shutdown and/or activity monitoring are required during installation. AllOff Lite is suitable for most applications. It can be started at a fixed time, a command line, on start up or manually. See AllOff Lite history for details of the changes in this version.
LANOff is a network monitor and shutdown utility which monitors up to four remote computers from a client computer and optionally shuts down the client and specified remote computers when the network fails or the specified computer shuts down. It also supports fixed activation and shutdown initiation times plus a fixed delay before shutdown initiation. Various parameters can be set via the configuration screen. LANOff was designed to be used in conjunction with AllOff or ProcOff to enable a backup server to be shut down automatically once several computers on a local network had completed their backups. It can also be used on it's own. LANOff supports all the normal shut down modes. The program operates by interrogating each remote computer via a small slave program once a second. Up to four remote computers can be monitored or controlled with shutdown being initiated when connection to all computers is lost. Uses of LANOff include monitoring up to four computers connected to a server shutting down the server when it is no longer needed or shutting down up to four computers connected to a server when the server shuts down. It can be started at a fixed time, from a command line, on start up or manually. See LANOff history for details of the changes in this version.