How to Schedule Programs to Close Automatically

System Scheduler

If you want to close a program automatically at a specific time, you can use a scheduler to do it. For this guide, I’ll be using Splinterware’s System Scheduler. The reason why I choose System Scheduler is because it is easy to use/configure.

1. First, you need to create a BAT file. Open Notepad and paste the following code:

taskkill /IM mplayerc.exe

Type the taskkill command in notepadChange the “mplayerc.exe” to the name of the program that you wanted to closed. You can get it from the Task Manager.

Program name in Task Manager

2. Next, save it as “closed.bat”. Remember to put the double quotes in the filename.

Save it as "closed.bat"

3. Open System Scheduler and click on the “New Event” button.

Create New Event in System Scheduler

4. Give the task a title and browse for the bat file you created earlier.

Assign title and select path

5. Go to the Schedule tab and select the Schedule Type. Then, fill the time and date you want to execute the task.

Fill in the time and date

6. Click “Save and Exit”.

Save and exit

7. Done!

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1 Response to How to Schedule Programs to Close Automatically

  1. ChaserX says:

    TY. Hopefully this will solve my download issue with torrents to only be operating during offpeak(unlimited downloads).
    Obviously Windows Task Scheduler cant end a program, even though it says “end task”. How retarded.

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