Deep Freeze Alternatives

    Deep Freeze is an administrative IT tool that guarantees 100% workstation recovery upon restart. Enterprise IT demands that. While there are alternatives, that guarantee makes Deep Freeze the clearest choice and one that's very tough to beat. The closest alternatives can be filtered with the Restore on Reboot feature.

    Open-source options are rare in this list and many open tools become discontinued quickly. It's hard to rely on a workstation tool that might get discontinued so that's a clear strength of commercial tools like Deep Freeze. On the other hand, there are some outstanding free tools

    These tools are predominantly for Windows. Like Deep Freeze, a few support Mac as well. The open source tools are generally made for Linux.

    The list of alternatives was last updated Nov 21, 2019

    • Reboot Restore Rx makes it easy to maintain PC’s in small public access computing environments (classrooms, computer labs, kiosks, internet cafes, libraries, etc.). View 22 alternatives to Reboot Restore Rx
      Almost everyone thinks Reboot Restore Rx is a great alternative to Deep Freeze.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Reboot Restore Rx vs Deep Freeze
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      CarlosMorales 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.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      DF and Reboot Restore do the same restore function on boot up
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

      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.
      Top negative comment  about 5 years ago

      Same function. Restores computer on every reboot
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      It does as the name implies. Restores PC on every reboot, just like the Deep Freeze.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      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.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      EricaP Does the same function but is free
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    • RollBack Rx client is a system restore utility that enables home users and IT professionals to easily restore a PC to a time before certain events occurred. View 42 alternatives to Rollback Rx
      Almost everyone thinks Rollback Rx is a great alternative to Deep Freeze.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Rollback Rx vs Deep Freeze
      pros, cons and recent comments
      andyroddick0797 Rollback rx does the exact same... restore system on every restart automatically
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

      ken_belanger Has more than one state to restore to (DF only has the one) but I prefer that in a lot of ways.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      CarlosMorales Different types of programs, while RollBack can do what Deep Freeze and Reboot Restore Rx do, it's less cost effective.
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

      Works on file level but not on kernel level
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      hamidjhisin1 not the same type of program
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      m8r-5b599u Does everything that deep freeze does - restores PC on reboot.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

      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.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago



    • SmartShield allows administrators to ensure the ongoing integrity of their workstations without limiting usability. View 15 alternatives to SmartShield
      Most users think SmartShield is a great alternative to Deep Freeze.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      SmartShield vs Deep Freeze
      pros, cons and recent comments
      JimmyS Similar technology but Deep Freeze has wider compatibility & is more reliable.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

    • Restores your computer to its original configuration discarding unwanted computer changes. Just log off or reboot. Clean Slate is easy yet powerful. View 16 alternatives to Clean Slate
      Some users think Clean Slate is a great alternative to Deep Freeze, some don't.
      • Windows
      Clean Slate vs Deep Freeze
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Reboot Restore Rx and Clean Slate restore on every boot up of the PC
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

      JimmyS It is an alternative, but not as stable or enterprise ready as Deep Freeze
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

      messi007 same functions as deep freeze
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

      m8r-5b599u Comparable product to deep freeze
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

      Clean Slate is also a main competitor to deep freeze
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

    • Dafturn Ofris, Freeze from Indonesia, is an open source application that can freeze your Linux, like http://alternativeto. View 5 alternatives to Dafturn Ofris
      Most users think Dafturn Ofris is a great alternative to Deep Freeze.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Linux
    • Creates a virtualization layer to prevent changes to the OS from becoming permanent. View 6 alternatives to Safeshield
      Most users think Safeshield is a great alternative to Deep Freeze.
      • Windows
    • Genie Timeline is a time machine backup software for Windows that automatically, wirelessly and continuously backs up music files, videos, photos, documents, files and folders on... View 46 alternatives to Genie Timeline
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
    • Wioski is a self-healing kiosk-computer running Windows 7 / 8. It’s made with standard Microsoft technologies and is distributed totally free. View 17 alternatives to Wioski
      Some users think Wioski is a great alternative to Deep Freeze, some don't.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
    • fsprotect is a set of scripts, customized for debian systems that protect existing filesystems. View 7 alternatives to fsprotect
      Some users think fsprotect is a great alternative to Deep Freeze, some don't.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Linux
    • Create a factory restore partition and one key backup system for desktops and laptops. View 4 alternatives to AOMEI OneKey Recovery
      • Windows
      • Redo Backup and Recovery
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