Alternatives to Deep Freeze for all platforms with any license

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  • SmartShield icon

    SmartShield

    SmartShield allows administrators to ensure the ongoing integrity of their workstations without limiting usability. With SmartShield Protection enabled, all changes made...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    • Similar technology but Deep Freeze has wider compatibility & is more reliable. JimmySDec 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    SysFreezer

    SysFreezer is a utility tool designed and developed to overcome system failure. With SysFreezer installed, whenever the system has a problem such as Format, Fdisk...

    Commercial Windows

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    • Discontinued Official site unrelated to app.
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    Reboot Restore Rx

    Reboot Restore Rx makes it easy to maintain PC’s in small public access computing environments (classrooms, computer labs, kiosks, internet cafes, libraries, etc.)....

    Freemium Windows

    • DF and Reboot Restore do the same restore function on boot up Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Free version does a great job of maintaining systems, and does hide the program for non-Admin users to prevent them from uninstalling. Paid version is also good, and when we purchased was less than the cost of Deep Freeze. CarlosMoralesDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Similar feature set, has a free version, and has a free RMC tool :) ken_belangerJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Very good free program, use it on hotel computers WillieLangfordJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Free version does what deepfreeze does. I use it on an w10 tablet for a kid, did not fail me yet. Tried other things but are either not free or not working as expected. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • This software is not useful in a public access environment as any user can disable it as a computer restarts. This renders any protection moot, eliminating an usefulness in maintaining a public access environment. Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Clean Slate

    Restores your computer to its original configuration discarding unwanted computer changes. Just log off or reboot. Clean Slate is easy yet powerful. Discards unwanted...

    Commercial Windows

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    • It is an alternative, but not as stable or enterprise ready as Deep Freeze JimmySDec 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Reboot Restore Rx and Clean Slate restore on every boot up of the PC Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Rollback Rx

    RollBack Rx client is a robust system restore utility that enables home users and IT professionals to easily restore a PC to a time before certain events occurred. ...

    Freemium Windows

    • Rollback rx does the exact same... restore system on every restart automatically andyroddick0797Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Has more than one state to restore to (DF only has the one) but I prefer that in a lot of ways. ken_belangerJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Deep Freeze keeps an image of the system and reverts any changes upon reboot. Rollback is a system restore program not intended to be used in an enterprise environment, which is what Deep Freeze does. Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Different types of programs, while RollBack can do what Deep Freeze and Reboot Restore Rx do, it's less cost effective. CarlosMoralesDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Safeshield

    Creates a virtualization layer to prevent changes to the OS from becoming permanent. From website: Imagine being able to page through web sites without worrying...

    Commercial Windows

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    AOMEI OneKey Recovery

    Create a factory restore partition and one key backup system for desktops and laptops.

    Commercial Windows Redo Backup and Recovery

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  • Wioski

    Wioski is a self-healing kiosk-computer running Windows 7 / 8. It’s made with standard Microsoft technologies and is distributed totally free.

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    fsprotect

    fsprotect is a set of scripts, customized for debian systems that protect existing filesystems. It uses the AUFS filesystem and some initramfs magic to protect the...

    Free Linux

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    Lethe

    Lethe is a Deep Freeze -like partition freezing software for Debian GNU/Linux and Lihuen GNU/Linux (May work on other Debian-based...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.34, released in January 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

Deep Freeze Comments

Bad software

Comment by andrcotting
about Deep Freeze Oct 2016

Rubbish software that slows drastically Windows and which bugs reported by ticket are never treated.
Faronics seeks each year to collect more licensing fees. The perpetual license is not renewed for reasons unknown.
Windows updates management is not supported in the Standard version and PC puts considerable time to redo several times the same updates when stopping and starting Windows.

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Gouged On Deep Freeze By Faronics Looking For Alternative

Negative Comment by TheITHelpGuyy
about Deep Freeze and Shadow Defender, Reboot Restore Rx, Drive Vaccine Oct 2015

I'm a contractor for a local library and we had Deep Freeze set up for years. Not the best program but it was alright in a few areas then comes time to pay annual subscription fee. We paid their educational price for years as it's a library then they tell us we now have to pay corporate pricing and that libraries are now considered corporate to them. Don't know what planet these guys live on but I don't know many libraries that aren't educational.

I'm looking at a few alternatives now that aren't so expensive! Reboot Restore Rx, Shadow Defender, and Drive Vaccine all look good and are either free or reasonably priced.

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Conflict between Deep Freeze and COMODO Internet Security

Comment by Danilo_Venom
about Deep Freeze and COMODO Internet Security Sep 2015

A conflict between Small Deep Freeze iconDeep Freeze and Small COMODO Internet Security iconCOMODO Internet Security has been reported by some users.

comodo did not load on reboot and could not recover. had to reinstall windows.

Be careful and try not to install these two programs together on your pc.

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