Auto Shutdown Computer after idle period

  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro

    Auto Shutdown Computer after idle period

    I need some help in creating a task in Task Manager that will automatically force stop programs and shut down the computer after it has been idle for one hour. I have created a task that will shut down at a specific time, but I need something that can run multiple times throughout the day. I need the task to be automated every time the computer is rebooted.

    For example, my wife boots the computer, logs onto to facebook, leaves the computer with facebook pages open (I have checked after she has walked away from the computer and have found as many as 43 facebook pages open at one time). I want a task that will then force stop facebook, then shut down the computer after it has been idle for a short period of time, then, if she logs back on later in the day will again run the routine and shut down again.

    With her oversight of leaving the computer with facebook open and multiple pages open, I am afraid of someone hacking my system. I have already had as incidence of someone hacking our joint checking account and making $2800 in withdrawals. We finally got this resolved and the withdrawals reinstated.

    Do I need to set up separate tasks to run every hour or so throughout the day to accomplish this task, or is there some argument or command that I can insert in the basic task that will reactivate the task to shutdown after the current session is idle for an hour?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Ed Wood
      My Computer

  2. Posts : 4,802
    Windows 10 ProWorkstation -- Whichever is highest build number.

    Just create a task to activate after one hour idle. Use the shutdown program you already have. Best to change group to Users.
      My Computer


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