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  • Toolwiz Time Freeze icon

    Toolwiz Time Freeze

    Toolwiz Time Freeze is an effective Instant System Restore software to keep your computer system safe and protect your computer from undesired changes. It can also...

    Free Windows

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    • The beauty about Toolwiz Time Freeze that it can be turned on or off so that changes can be saved. I would say it is ideal for home usage however Reboot Restore RX is probably ideal for a public computer Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Comodo Time Machine icon

    Comodo Time Machine

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

    Free Personal Windows

    • Discontinued According to the Comodo Team, CTM is still in development, but the old version was removed from the official website. Latest version, 2.8.155286.178, released in July 2010, can be still downloaded from the official forum.
  • Shadow Defender icon

    Shadow Defender

    Shadow Defender is an easy-to-use security solution (for Windows operating systems) that protects your PC/laptop real environment against malicious activity and unwanted...

    Commercial Windows

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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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    rdiff-backup

    rdiff-backup backs up one directory to another, possibly over a network. The target directory ends up a copy of the source directory, but extra reverse diffs are stored...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The product seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.2.8, released in March 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • 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 yet powerful. Discards unwanted...

    Commercial Windows

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    Restore Point Creator

    Restore Point Creator simplifies the way users create system restore points with the help of Windows' default features, putting additional handy options at their...

    Free Windows

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  • SysFreezer icon

    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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    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
    • Just like Reboot Restore and Deep Freeze, the session is not saved and, when the system restarts, it's restored to the original state. Danilo_VenomOct 2016 Disagree   Agree

Reboot Restore Rx Comments

a must have freeware

Positive Comment by alanwong
about Reboot Restore Rx Nov 2016

I had used the free version of the reboot restore rx and would really recommend it. Your computer can be harmed by any virus anytime and all you need is a reboot to make it run properly. works just right! Easy to install and use.

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Has gotten better

Positive Comment by vgabeman
about Reboot Restore Rx Mar 2016

I'm not going to lie - I had a bad experience with this program in the past so was a little hesitant to try it again. But because of our cafe, I was met with the task of testing and implement system restore programs. Decided to stay with this one because it was easy to manage and some of its features had improved ie system tray icon has been removed from all non-admin accounts.

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Works just fine for a freeware

Positive Comment by bryanpalting
about Reboot Restore Rx Jul 2014

I understand that not having a password protection for the pre-os of Reboot Restore Rx can be seen as a con for this great freeware. However with any system- it is always good to have a layered approach for protection.

When I was testing out Reboot Restore Rx v2.0- the one that allows only the user with Windows administrator to make changes to Reboot Restore Rx application, I noticed that pre-os of Reboot Restore Rx can still easily be accessed by users if the system goes for a reboot/restart. Like many of my projects whenever I come across a hurdle I try to find a work around it until I finally give it up on the issue and go for the alternative.

To prevent from users restarting the machine- I implemented GPO settings that disables restart/shutdown of the machine from within the GUI of the machine. You will need to access the command line to reboot the machine which can only be done once again if you are the Windows administrator. Now there is no fear of what happens if the user restarts the machine and un install the Reboot Restore Rx from outside Windows.

Now what if the user just gets bold and cold-reboot the machine by unplugging the machine and restarting it?- Have a BIOS password enabled so if the user does this- he/she will not be able to boot into the computer till the Administrator of the computers arrive.

This might look like too much trouble but its not. If you have a setup of public access computers- it is best practice to implement some GPO settings. It is easy to do that as well.
BIOS password is only required if you fear that the users might cold-boot the machine. The lab I implemented Reboot Restore Rx in is monitored by Administrators- so there was no need of BIOS password.

I used Reboot Restore Rx for a couple of months till I convinced by management to go with Drive Vaccine as it gives more flexibility to installing Windows Updates and comes with its own password management. Although I still use GPO as well. Layered protection is the way to secure machines.

Hopefully this shed some light on how to work with Reboot Restore Rx.

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Risky, May Destroy Disk

Negative Comment by YurishMuck
about Reboot Restore Rx Jun 2014

Whatever you do, do NOT install this software if you are using anything but a normal boot process. For example, if you use Acronis True Image backup/restore software, you might find your disk too corrupt to recover and need to re-install the operating system.

That's what happened to me... Reboot Restore Rx overwrote the boot sector and then every boot would send the system to a disk location with no executable code and the system hung. It also destroyed my Acronis loader, so I couldn't restore easily.

I had to boot from CD and restore my disk from an image backup, which, unfortunately, was a month or so old. Then I had to continue restoration from other backups I had made.

The moral is: this software should work if your PC is configured like the software developers assume. If not, you might find yourself in a heap of trouble!

This being the case, I'd give it zero out of five stars -- the software is too poorly written to warrant more.

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No real protection

Comment by ncldtech
about Reboot Restore Rx and Drive Vaccine Apr 2014

This free product from Horizon Datasys seems good at preventing changes on a home personal computer. Because it allows anyone using the computer to uninstall it, even before windows boots (no permissions necessary), it is not a solution for public machines at cafes, schools, or libraries.

As of today (2014.04.29), their websites says, "Reboot Restore Rx™ is a Freeware utility that makes it easy to maintain PC’s in small public access computing environments (classrooms, computer labs, kiosks, internet cafes, libraries, etc.). Every time you restart the PC’s - they will automatically reset to your desired baseline settings."

Unless they put a password on the uninstall during the boot process, this software is completely useless for public machines. Of course, they have a paid product (Drive Vaccine) that will prevent users from uninstalling it during boot and it may be a great product, but this freeware product IS NOT suitable for public access computers.

[Edited by ncldtech, April 29]

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Cool but limited functionnality

Comment by B0r1s
about Reboot Restore Rx Mar 2013

Reboot restore is very very basic : install your machine and turn it on..

While it may come as a good thing, a little modularity would have been great. Reboot restore does not support antivirus update or WindowsUpdate.

This can lead to having your computer constantly (and silently) downloading & installing the whole SP1, taking all your CPU and Ram and bandwith.

I have just tested for a few times though, so their maybe a turnaround.

Update : It seems that you don't have to be an admin to turn restoration off, so It appears as kind of useless. If you want ACL functionnality, you'll have to upgrade to a paying software.

RebootRestorerx is a demo that hides behind a freeware !

[Edited by B0r1s, March 29]

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