Returnil Alternatives

    Returnil is described as 'Virtual System is an anti-virus and malware protection solution for Windows that provides additional security through virtualization. Changes made during a 'Safe-System' session will be automatically reverted upon the next system restart' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Returnil for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Déjà Dup, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Returnil are Deep Freeze (Paid), Shadow Defender (Paid), Toolwiz Time Freeze (Free) and Reboot Restore Rx (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Aug 30, 2017

    1. Déjà Dup is a simple backup tool. It hides the complexity of doing backups the Right Way (encrypted, off-site, and regularly) and uses Duplicity as the backend.
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    2. Deep Freeze Reboot Restore Software prevents any changes made on your system making PCs indestructible. Reboot Restore software is a comprehensive Windows System Restore solution that empower end users with each reboot.
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    3. 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 changes.
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    4. 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.
    5. 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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    6. 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 in a special subdirectory of that target directory, so you can still recover files lost some time ago.
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    7. 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 system files and user created documents).

      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.

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    8. 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).

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.34, released in January 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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    9. 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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    10. 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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