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    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.

    This page was last updated Oct 28, 2021

    1. Reboot Restore Rx 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 PCs they will automatically reset to your predefined baseline setting.
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      Reboot Restore Rx vs Deep Freeze opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Reboot Restore Rx is a great alternative to Deep Freeze.
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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  about 5 years ago

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      DF and Reboot Restore do the same restore function on boot up
      Top positive comment  almost 6 years ago

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      Same function. Restores computer on every reboot
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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

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      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 almost 5 years ago

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      EricaP Does the same function but is free
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      WillieLangford Very good free program, use it on hotel computers
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    2. 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.
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      Rollback Rx vs Deep Freeze opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Rollback Rx is a great alternative to Deep Freeze.
      andyroddick0797 Rollback rx does the exact same... restore system on every restart automatically
      Top positive comment  almost 6 years ago

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      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  about 5 years ago

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      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  about 5 years ago

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      Works on file level but not on kernel level
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      hamidjhisin1 not the same type of program
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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      m8r-5b599u Does everything that deep freeze does - restores PC on reboot.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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      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 almost 6 years ago

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    3. SmartShield allows administrators to ensure the ongoing integrity of their workstations without limiting usability. With SmartShield Protection enabled, all changes made to a workstation are removed with every restart. This makes unwanted system changes an impossibility.
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      SmartShield vs Deep Freeze opinions
      Most users think SmartShield is a great alternative to Deep Freeze.
      JimmyS Similar technology but Deep Freeze has wider compatibility & is more reliable.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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    4. Restores your computer to its original configuration discarding unwanted computer changes. Just log off or reboot. Clean Slate is easy yet powerful.
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      Clean Slate vs Deep Freeze opinions
      Some users think Clean Slate is a great alternative to Deep Freeze, some don't.
      Reboot Restore Rx and Clean Slate restore on every boot up of the PC
      Top positive comment  almost 6 years ago

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      JimmyS It is an alternative, but not as stable or enterprise ready as Deep Freeze
      Top positive comment  about 6 years ago

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      messi007 same functions as deep freeze
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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      m8r-5b599u Comparable product to deep freeze
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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      Clean Slate is also a main competitor to deep freeze
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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    5. Dafturn Ofris, Freeze from Indonesia, is an open source application that can freeze your Linux, like Deep Freeze in Microsoft Windows operating system. So, you can lock your system by using this application.
      Most users think Dafturn Ofris is a great alternative to Deep Freeze.


      • Windows
      Creates a virtualization layer to prevent changes to the OS from becoming permanent. From website:
      Most users think Safeshield is a great alternative to Deep Freeze.
    6. 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 your machine with little or no user intervention bringing unique simplicity to file backup and file...
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    7. Wioski is a self-healing kiosk-computer running Windows 7 / 8. It’s made with standard Microsoft technologies and is distributed totally free.
      Some users think Wioski is a great alternative to Deep Freeze, some don't.
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      • Linux
      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 root filesystem. It also uses a simple init script to protect other filesystems as early as possible.
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      Some users think fsprotect is a great alternative to Deep Freeze, some don't.
      • Windows
      • Redo Backup and Recovery
      AOMEI OneKey Recovery is designed to create a factory restore partition, make a factory backup image and one key backup and recovery system. You can make a factory image restore and help you to restore computer to its factory settings in case of system failure.
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