Deep Freeze Alternatives and Similar Software

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: 11/21/2019 7:08:00 PM

Alternatives to Deep Freeze for all platforms with any license

  • AOMEI OneKey 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.

    Commercial Windows Redo Backup and Recovery

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  • Deskman Network

    Deskman is amazingly easy to use, and gets the job done. Apply restrictions and lock down workstations consistently. Deskman helps you block applications, filter websites and protect workstations from tampering. Hide the Start Menu, disable Ctrl-Alt-Del, disable the Control Panel, block Windows Explorer, protect desktop icons, disable USB drives... Stop unwanted applications. Allow only a list of executables or folders. Block software installation. Block websites, with your exceptions.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Install-Block

    Install-Block allows you to require a password in order for new software to be installed on your PC. You can also prevent users from accessing any programs or windows that you choose. Ideal for employers, parents, or schools. - Prevent users from installing, or un-installing, any program. Password-protect these actions for increased security or productivity. Ideal for employers, parents, and any shared/public environments. - Password-protect any program on your computer.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

  • 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 protect your files and folders from changes with a secure password protection. It makes virtualization very easy to use. Basically, it clones your system, creating fully working copies that you can use normally (or abnormally) without risking your "real" system.

    • Does not auto restore on reboot. You need to manually set this. messi007Mar 2016 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Toolwiz is akin to a VM, not a restore solution. RangersFan81Feb 2016 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • tested it on win7 works real good. Guest • Aug 2015 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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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 GNU/Linux distributions). Lethe makes the partitions behave like a Live CD: all changes made on the file system will not be saved on the disk but in RAM and when the system restarts, all the content saved in the previous session is "forgotten" and lost and the disk / partitions are restored to their original state.

    • Discontinued
      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.34, released in January 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
    • Different platforms. Linux only Guest • Feb 2016 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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