Alternatives to Deep Freeze for all platforms with any license

  • SysFreezer icon

    SysFreezer Discontinued

    SysFreezer is a utility tool designed and developed to overcome system failure. With SysFreezer installed, whenever the system has a...

    Commercial Windows

  • SmartShield icon


    SmartShield allows administrators to ensure the ongoing integrity of their workstations without limiting usability. With SmartShield...

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • Similar technology but Deep Freeze has wider compatibility & is more reliable.
      JimmyS 12/1/2015
  • Reboot Restore Rx icon

    Reboot Restore Rx

    Reboot Restore Rx™ is a Freeware utility that makes it easy to maintain PC’s in small public access computing environments...

    Freemium Windows

    • DF and Reboot Restore do the same restore function on boot up
      Guest 2/20/2016
    • 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 2/12/2016
  • Steadier State

    Steadier State is the fastest and easiest way to restore Windows 7 to an earlier snapshot. Each user creates files and installs...

    Free Windows

  • Comodo Time Machine icon

    Comodo Time Machine Discontinued

    Comodo Time Machine (CTM) allows non-commercial users to quickly restore their entire system to an earlier point in time (including...

    Free Windows

    • This is very good! even better than deep freeze itself!!! very useful!
      Guest 11/16/2015
  • Rollback Rx icon

    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...

    Freemium Windows

    • Rollback rx does the exact same... restore system on every restart automatically
      andyroddick0797 3/17/2016
    • 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 2/12/2016
  • Drive Vaccine icon

    Drive Vaccine

    Instantly Restore Your PC's on every restart, logoff or at the end of every day, week etc. Drive Vaccine works with Windows 7...

    Commercial Windows

    • Advanced version of Reboot Restore Rx and Deep Freeze for schools system
      Guest 2/17/2016
  • Safeshield icon


    Creates a virtualization layer to prevent changes to the OS from becoming permanent. From website: Imagine being able to page...

    Commercial Windows

  • Dafturn Ofris

    Dafturn Ofris, Freeze from Indonesia, is an open source application that can freeze your Linux, like Deep Freeze in Microsoft...

    Free Linux

  • Clean Slate icon

    Clean Slate

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

    Commercial Windows

    • Reboot Restore Rx and Clean Slate restore on every boot up of the PC
      Guest 2/15/2016
    • It is an alternative, but not as stable or enterprise ready as Deep Freeze
      JimmyS 12/1/2015
  • Deskman Network icon

    Deskman Network

    Deskman helps you block applications, filter websites and protect Windows computers from tampering.

    Commercial Windows

  • Wioski

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

    Free Windows

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  • fsprotect icon


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

    Free Linux

  • Time Machine icon

    Time Machine

    Time Machine is the breakthrough automatic backup that’s built right into Mac OS X. It keeps an up-to-date copy of everything on your...

    Commercial Mac

    • This allows you to restore to a previous state which is similar BUT the key difference is that the purpose of deep freeze is to automatically remove user data and prevent changes each time.
      Guest 10/30/2015
  • FarStone RestoreIT icon

    FarStone RestoreIT

    RestoreIT® 7 is based on FarStone's patented "Advanced System Restore " technology. RestoreIT® 7 is a new, and...

    Commercial Windows

    • By design it does not auto restore on reboot
      Guest 2/15/2016
  • Lethe icon

    Lethe Discontinued

    Lethe is a Deep Freeze -like partition freezing software for Debian GNU/Linux and Lihuen GNU/Linux...

    Open Source Linux

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.


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.


Conflict between Deep Freeze and COMODO Internet Security

Comment by Venom88
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.