Introduction: Shut Down Your Computer With a Cell Phone

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This video will show you how to shutdown your computer from anywhere using a texting capable cell phone, Microsoft Outlook and a free account from www.kwiry.com.

Step 1: Video Summary



Above is a video summary of what we are trying to accomplish.

Step 2: Things You Will Need

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1. Make sure you have a Microsoft Outlook account and an e-mail address configured to it. This will not work with other E-mail clients such as Thunderbird because they do not support VB scripting.
2. Then next think you will need is a www.kwiry.com account. This is a free account that will allow you to send it text messages and in response e-mails those messages to your e-mail account.
3. The third thing you will need is a phone that is capable of texting. Please keep in mind that, depending on the cell phone plan you have, sending text messages will incur charges from your cell phone.

Step 3: Create the "shutdown.bat" File

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The "shutdown.bat" file is a batch file that can allow you to auto-launch applications and perform tasks just by opening it up. You can make this batch file do pretty much any Windows function you want, but for this tutorial, we are going to write a script to shutdown the computer. Here's how:

1. Open up "Notepad" by going to Start > Run > "Notepad" and then click OK.
2. In the notepad editor, type in:
c:\windows\system32\shutdown -s -f -t 00
3. Save the file to your computer. You can put it pretty much anywhere on your computer. I put mine on my C: drive.

What this batch file does is it points to the shutdown function on your computer, generally located at c:\windows\system32\shutdown. You may want to double check this, as some computers may have it listed as c:\winnt\system32\shutdown. If this is the case, then you want to change your batch file accordingly. The -s tells it to shutdown the computer. The -f tells it to force the computer to shutdown so that it doesn't get hung on any open applications. The -t sets the time for it to wait before it actually shuts down. You can set it to whatever you want, but I put in 00 to set it to zero.

Step 4: Make Sure You Have a POP3 Capable E-mail Acocunt

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If you already have Outlook set up to an e-mail account, then skip this step and the next step. If not, then you will need a POP3 capable e-mail account. If you don't have one, then you can sign up for a free Gmail account and then configure it to accept POP3 by doing this:

1. Go to http://www.gmail.com Gmail ] and click on "Settings" in the upper right.
2. On the resulting page, click on "Forwarding and POP/IMAP"
3. Select "Enable POP for all mail" and save your changes.

Step 5: Setup Microsoft Outlook to Accept Your E-mail Account

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As mentioned above, if you already have Outlook set up to an e-mail account, you can skip this step. If not, open up Microsoft Outlook (not Outlook Express).

1. If this is your first time opening up Outlook, it will start the e-mail wizard. If it doesn't, go to Tools > E-mail Accounts > Add A New Account > Pop 3
2. Set up the Pop 3 account by entering in your user information (for help using Gmail, refer to Gmail's documentation for setting up a POP3 account.

Step 6: Get a "Kwiry" Account.

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Now what you will need to do is sign up for a Kwiry account. Feel free to read the information about it on their website, but basically Kwiry is a service that forwards text messages to your e-mail account. That is what we're going to be using it for. If you have e-mailing capabilities on your cell phone, then just send an e-mail to your Outlook account and bypass this step.

Step 7: Set Up an Outlook Rule

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This is the most important step of the tutorial. This will tell Outlook that once it receives an e-mail containing a certain subject line to launch the "shutdown.bat" file we created to shutdown the computer. Here's the steps:

1. Go to Send/Receive and select Send/Receive Settings > Define Send/Receive Groups.
2. Check the box that says "Schedule an automatic Send/Receive every" and then set the number box to "1 minutes" so that it checks for new e-mail messages every minute. Then click "Close".
3. Now go to Tools > Rules and Alerts. In the window that pops up, select "New Rule".
4. Select "Start from a blank rule" and make sure it's set to "Check messages when they arrive" and click Next.
5. The next page will let you select the conditions, so you want to check the box that says "with specific words in the subject line".
6. Now at the bottom of the window, click on the "specific words" link and it will allow you to enter the subject line that you want it to look for. For this instance, we want it to look for the Kwiry e-mail that we will be sending it. The subject line of that e-mail will read "your kwiry - shutdown" so enter that as the specific words and click Add and OK. Then click Next.
7. On the next page, we will be selecting the action we want it to do. For this project, we want to select "start an application". Click on the "application" link at the bottom of the window now and navigate it to the shutdown.bat file that we created. Note that you will have to change the File Select filter from "Applications (.exe)" to "All Files". Now just click Next and Finish.

Step 8: Send a Text Message

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The lest step, obviously, is to send a text message. So pull out your texting capable cell phone and send a text message with the words "shutdown" to your Kwiry account (which will be 59479).

Step 9: Conclusion

You can either literally use this tutorial as a means to shutdown your computer, or you can use this as a proof of concept. You can use this method to auto-start almost any application and do various other tasks. Before you know it, you may be able to control your entire computer using just your cell phone. Let your creative ingenuity flow!

Comments

NikosN8 (author)2016-12-06

Restart for win 7, 8, 8.1, 10

shutdown.exe /r /t 00

Shutdown for win 7, 8, 8.1, 10

shutdown.exe /s /t 00

NikosN8 (author)NikosN82016-12-06

In notepad and save it as .bat file

Raul-MihailG (author)2016-07-18

Timed shutdown sequence.

set /p TM="Enter a time to shut down:"
set /a TM1=TM*60
echo I will shutdown the computer in %TM% minutes and in seconds: %TM1%
shutdown -s -f -t %TM1%
pause
exit

tushar2002 (author)2015-07-10

guys let's do something

tushar2002 (author)2015-07-10

this is totally waste

tushar2002 (author)2015-07-10

this stupid nothing happens i am not able to sign up for kwiry

Spotlightsrule made it! (author)2015-06-20

I made a better version. Its an exe file and it prompts you before shutting down the computer.

james wain (author)2015-06-01

I tried by the shutdown procedure didn't work. I don't know why pliz can you assist

golharamit (author)2015-04-04

cant signup for kwiry a/c

blackdragon1297 (author)2015-04-01

How to signing to kwiry account

Gregorid (author)2014-11-07

Yes but better thing to do is with Task Scheduler directly. Here is the link so you can made it by yourself step by step : http://pc-problem-solutions.blogspot.com/2014/02/set-automatic-shutdown-on-your-pc.html

cbangera (author)2014-10-07

how i send message through mobile

cbangera (author)2014-10-07

shutdown

eschneider3 (author)2012-03-21

how do you change the file so you can sleep the computer? or is there a different script or command to do that as well? if so, please tell me. :)

KevinB5 (author)eschneider32014-09-09

WIN 7 & 8 "SHUTDOWN.EXE /H" - HIBERNATE

franklin.boltoniii (author)2014-08-31

My brother is going to hate me when I use this on him when we play online games against eachother lol

adnanawan (author)2013-10-26

Hi gyz,
Greetings,
Asalam o Alikum

You may control your all pc function only not shutdown , u can everything by mobile
very easily you can do that , i will teach you how to give command to computer without any kind of kwiry.com like sites human can do anything wiht his/her brain i did this experiment in 2010
you can submit your function in 2 second while microsoft outlook works in 1 or 2 mints above
but we may everthing by mobile in some seconds for more visit my website www.freefakesms.com contact number : +923343537621 contact email : adnan_m008@yahoo.com
thanks

adnanawan (author)2013-10-26

Hi gyz,
Greetings,
Asalam o Alikum

You may control your all pc function only not shutdown , u can everything by mobile
very easily you can do that , i will teach you how to give command to computer without any kind of kwiry.com like sites human can do anything wiht his/her brain i did this experiment in 2010
you can submit your function in 2 second while microsoft outlook works in 1 or 2 mints above
but we may everthing by mobile in some seconds for more visit my website www.freefakesms.com
thanks

sammac (author)2013-10-04

http://ifivesolutions.hpage.com/

sammac (author)2013-10-04

want to make a kwiry account.- simply visit to -
http://ifivesolutions.hpage.com/

yes its really working.....

idhammu (author)2013-09-01

i like it

micheal454 (author)2013-04-17

There is a rule policy in outlook. If there is some way to trigger shutdown on message recieved with title "shutdown yoursecret code" then it could do the needful.

kamalprajapat (author)2013-03-29

ye sab maderchod h........................

rvsingh985 (author)2012-11-25

ye sab maderchod h sale faltu time khrab kra rhe sb ma ke laude randi sale

Hitesh Dass (author)2012-10-29

kwiry account , but how to shut down your pc with help of mobile ...plzzzz tel me

electro55 (author)2011-12-30

It don't send it

jamesluck (author)electro552012-08-01

oh it so nice,, i already send a message to 59479 but my pc didn't shutdown. wat maybe the problem,

jybiosa (author)2012-07-06

in case there is an open unsaved file, would it be saved automatically before it shuts down??

Azeem Ashiq (author)2011-09-14

How can i get kwiry Account i can not make it..please help me guys
myheartfalls88@yahoo.com

tariqarfan (author)Azeem Ashiq2012-05-03

teno bund diani pavay geee

ocaspar (author)Azeem Ashiq2011-12-05

That's very natural. because, Kwiry stopped their service in June, 2011. you can visit http://hackshark.com for some substitutes......

specially you can check this link: http://hackshark.com/?p=373#axzz1feBOiXhi

i hope, that'll help you. :)

pradhan28 (author)2012-04-05

dimaag ki maa-behen kr dala

musheerkhan (author)2012-03-23

bakbaas h yaar ye to

khush271990 (author)2012-03-19

the message not sent why this proplem occur

rwaqar ahmad (author)2011-04-15

hy plz i want to make a kwiry account help me

No you guys Kwiry was closed 2011 June try hackshark okay.

No you guys Kwiry was closed 2011 June try hackshark okay.

ocaspar (author)2011-12-05

I saw a lot of people is complaining that they can't create any account at Kwiry.

That's quite right, because Kwiry have shut down their server (read, their service) on June, 2011.

For alternative ways, I suggest to visit www.hackshark.com. You'll find a search-box at the upper right corner of that site. search there with "shut down computer" (without quotation). You'll surely find some positive search results.

Hope that helps. :)

Mian Arslan (author)ocaspar2012-01-11

why it is not open
www.hackshark.com

ocaspar (author)Mian Arslan2012-01-12

Actually, www.hackshark.com is a site maintained by an international hackers' community of the same name, HackShark. Hackers always experiment their skills on that site. So, sometimes you'll find the server of hackshark is down. But not to worry, you can try in a few hours, may be 2-3 hours, and it'll open.

rabbanimgl (author)2011-12-30

i did all procedure which showed in above video. but it didn't work please tell me how to do that?

vinay259 (author)2011-12-18

FCGYFH

eberhardt22 (author)2009-04-30

now that kwiry is shutting down do you have a similar website that does the same thing?

kapil jain (author)eberhardt222011-08-23

how can i sent message to shutdown pc when i send text message to 59479 it shows that message cannot be send pls tell me at

shubhanshuj36@gmail.com

ocaspar (author)kapil jain2011-12-05

That's very natural. because, Kwiry stopped their service in June, 2011. you can visit http://hackshark.com for some substitutes......

specially you can check this link: http://hackshark.com/?p=373#axzz1feBOiXhi

i hope, that'll help you. :)

i have also same prblm if u get the ans for this prblm then plz tell me

rwaqar ahmad (author)eberhardt222011-04-15

why dud

gigafide (author)eberhardt222009-07-27

u can do it with twitter. i have a new video showing how to do that posted on my website.

manoj6278 (author)2011-11-07

Hi plz help me I want to make a kwiry account.

ocaspar (author)manoj62782011-12-05

you can check this link: http://hackshark.com/?p=373#axzz1feBOiXhi

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