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Should I remove Switch Off?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,015
United States Rank #31,954
Reach 0.0188%


2.3 98.11%
2.2 0.76%
2.1 1.14%

Switch Off


Switch Off is a program developed by YaSoft. The most used version is 2.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 609.19 KB (623,808 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 16% of users of Switch Off come from France, it is also popular in the United States and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: yasoft.km.ru
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\switch off
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Switch Off\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 609.19 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Switch Off

  • swoff.exe - Switch Off (Automatic shutdown utility)
  • swnet.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • swoff.exe runs as a service named 'Switch Off' (Switch Off).
Startup File (User Run)
  • swoff.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Switch Off' and executes as C:\Program Files\Switch Off\swoff.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • swoff.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Switch Off\swoff.exe'.

How do I remove Switch Off?

Quickly and completely remove Switch Off from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Switch Off from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Switch Off, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Switch Off.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.06%
Windows XP 21.59%
Windows 8 17.80%
Windows Vista 4.17%
Windows Server 2003 0.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.97%
Windows 7 Professional 14.45%
Windows 8.1 4.18%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.28% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 16.28%
  United States 9.69%
  Germany 8.14%
  Poland 6.59%
  Hungary 6.59%
  Italy 6.20%
  MA 5.43%
  Thailand 5.04%
  TN 3.49%
  United Kingdom 3.10%
  India 2.33%
  Romania 1.94%
  Belgium 1.55%
  DZ 1.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.03%
Hewlett-Packard 18.18%
Acer 16.97%
ASUS 11.52%
American Megatrends 5.45%
Intel 5.45%
Lenovo 3.03%
Medion 1.21%
Sahara 1.21%
Samsung 1.21%
Toshiba 1.21%
Common models
MSI MS-7821 4.88%
Dell OptiPlex 790 3.25%
Dell OptiPlex 755 3.25%
Dell OptiPlex 390 3.25%
Dell Inspiron 660s 3.25%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.44%


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