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SmartClose Version History

Version 1.3 (February 3, 2010)

  • Fixed: in some cases, SmartClose didn't save the closed/killed programs to the system snapshot.
  • Fixed: after running the Close Programs wizard more than once in the same SmartClose instance, the closed/killed programs and stopped services didn't get saved to the system snapshot correctly anymore.

Version 1.2 (December 27, 2009)

  • Fixed: SmartClose could hang at startup, with the result that it didn't appear (or possibly only in the task bar), and that the program had to be ended with the Task Manager.
  • Fixed: SmartClose failed to see 64-bit processes.
  • Fixed: several problems on Windows Vista and 7:
    • SmartClose sometimes failed to detect if a program was closed, and didn't write it to the system snapshot.
    • SmartClose failed to retrieve the current path of Explorer windows.
    • Possible disappearing buttons, radio buttons and checkboxes when pressing the Alt-key.
  • Fixed: On Windows XP or higher, SmartClose didn't detect if the navigation tree of Explorer windows was visible.
  • Fixed: In the Restore-wizard, unavailable (disabled) programs were sometimes still checked, so they couldn't be deselected.
  • Launching SmartClose will now always show the UAC (User Account Control) prompt, if UAC is enabled.
  • The following critical programs have been added to the built-in list of Protected Programs, to prevent SmartClose from ever killing them:
    Smss.exe, Csrss.exe, Wininit.exe, Logonui.exe.
  • The following services have been removed from the default list of services to stop, because stopping them is unwanted in some cases:
    Error Reporting Service, Fax Service, Human Interface Device Access, Portable Media Serial Number, Secondary Logon, Smart Card, Smart Card Helper, SSDP Discovery Service, System Restore Service, Uninterruptible Power Supply, Universal Plug and Play Device Host.
  • Changed the default System Snapshot folder to SmartClose\Snapshots in the current user's Application Data folder.
  • The /noresult command-line parameter can now be used together with the /close and /kill parameters, to suppress the result window.

Version 1.1 (March 9, 2005)

  • Fixed: some antivirus programs, such as McAfee AntiVirus, could falsely detect the SmartClose executable as a trojan (BackDoor-ASB.b.dll). This was because of the technique SmartClose used to SmartKill a program on Windows 95, 98 or ME. As a precaution, support for SmartKill on these OS's has been temporarily removed from SmartClose, but a later version will probably support SmartKill on all OS's again.
    Note: SmartClose didn't, doesn't and won't ever include any malicious code.

Version 1.0 (March 1, 2005)

  • First public release.


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