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close all running programs SmartClose is a handy tool that allows you to close all currently running programs - a task often required during software installations to minimize conflicts (or during defrag operations). This can be a tedious task when performed manually, and usually requires a restart to get all your programs back up and running. With SmartClose however, the entire process is simplified and automatic, as it stores the running program information in a system snapshot and not only closes all applications for you, but also restarts/restores them later. The program can be customized in various aspects, and a quick wizard also allows you to exclude programs from being closed or restored. It will automatically skip applications that are required for the Windows system to run. SmartClose also supports services, as well as Explorer and Internet Explorer windows and saves their current location, so they can be restored properly. Copyright

Product Details

Publisher Bm-productions (2) Price Free
Version 1.3  history Last updated Feb 04, 2010
File Size 687 Kb Requirements None

User Reviews

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4 stars36% 4
3 stars18% 2
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Based on 11 reviews

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Shut some down 3 stars by gimpguy Apr 03, 2011 (Read all my 1159 reviews)
For one, I feel this application should have a log file save. It has an issue with dwm.exe stating it doesn't exist and could not be restarted. This is (desktop windows management)so yes, it does exist. All in all, it's a good program to shut off numerous things instead of manually tackling each one. Saving the default to application datasnapshot is not a good idea however as it's a hidden directory and some users may not know where to find it. I brought it back up to view what shut off or not which is why I feel it needs a log file saver. For the most part, it is or can be handy but needs some work. show Review details
Smartclose and recording 5 stars by TheShrink Mar 09, 2008 (Read all my 2 reviews)
I use many editing and recording facilities on my computer and cannot afford to allow interruptions from other programs,for example;alarms and audible warnings from my anti spy ware. Closing down all running programs with SmartClose is so easy. I have used it hundreds of times in the last few months and have never had any technical problems with it whatsoever. Initially it may be worth noting how many start up programs you do have running and reducing those as much as possible. I run SmartClose in conjunction with CodeStuff Starter. Both programs sit nicely together, for me. show Review details
Very good, but not perfect 4 stars by Dolf01 Oct 25, 2007 (Read all my 12 reviews)
I use this program for a long time now and really appreciate its benefits before defragmentation and cleaning, however it does not close all, for a better fast result you need to use Killprocess additionally ( also not perfect ) show Review details
The software developer responded to this review on Nov 04, 2007: Thank you for the positive review. Would it be possible to send me a list of programs that SmartClose fails to close? This will allow me to test them myself and to improve the closing of programs for a next version. Thanks.
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