Prevent accidental or forced shutdown with ShutdownGuard

There are a lot of cases when you shut down your computer accidentally or just think I should not have done it. Maybe your friend did even when you asked him not to shutdown. These things happen and you really can help it either. In this post, I will share this small software that can prevent an accidental or forced shutdown in Windows.

The idea of preventing shutdown can be done by a registry hack where we talked on how to remove the shutdown button itself but with Shut Down Guard you get the easiest approach.

Prevent accidental or forced shutdown with Shutdown Guard

This software sits in the background and prevents anything from shutting down your computer. If someone or a program tries to shut down it notifies that Shutdown Guard is running, and prevented it from the shutdown. This saves a lot of accidents and sometimes a huge work which we loose when the shutdown process begins and you cannot do anything except worrying.

Prevent Accidental shutdowns
Prevent Accidental shutdowns

Another place it might be handy is blocking the update applications from shutting down. So the next obvious question is how do you shut down the computer with this guard up and running?

Right-click on the ShutdownGuard in the system tray, and select shutdown. It will then allow the computer to shutdown. You can also choose to disable the guard and enable it only when you leave the computer.

Prevent Windows Shutdown

Here is a handy tip, if you you ever wanted to stop a shutdown process in between. Open the Run prompt, type “Shutdown /a”, and hit enter. It will abort the ongoing shutdown. However the process of both Shutdown and Start is extremely fast, and you may not get a chance to execute this.

Download Shutdown Guard ( Via  Madhur ) which works both in Windows 10 and earlier version of Windows.


  1. Updates are totally stupid!!! Sometimes. I had a project backing-up my system and it was taking 6 long freaking hours!!!! Windows update took it upon itself to RESTART MY COMPUTER–I HAD TO RESTART THAT PROJECT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING!! If this software does what it claims to do, then cool, I’ll use it every-time I’m doing something that takes sooo much time to do. I should have turned the updates off is what I should have done.


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