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    Shadow Defender Alternatives

    Shadow Defender is described as 'easy-to-use security solution (for Windows operating systems) that protects your PC/laptop real environment against malicious activity and unwanted changes' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Shadow Defender for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Reboot Restore Rx, which is free. Other great apps like Shadow Defender are Toolwiz Time Freeze (Free), Firejail (Free, Open Source), SmartShield (Paid) and Clean Slate (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 24, 2022

    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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      Almost everyone thinks Reboot Restore Rx is a great alternative to Shadow Defender.
      CarlosMorales Free and functions similarly in terms of maintaining a clean system
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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      MeganMcallum Similar in function, prefer Reboot Restore's security features more.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    2. 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.
      Almost everyone thinks Toolwiz Time Freeze is a great alternative to Shadow Defender.


    3. Firejail is a SUID security sandbox program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications using Linux namespaces and seccomp-bpf.
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    4. 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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      Almost everyone thinks SmartShield is a great alternative to Shadow Defender.
    5. 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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      Almost everyone thinks Clean Slate is a great alternative to Shadow Defender.


    6. Unprivileged sandboxing tool.
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    7. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      The Sandbox application.
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    8. Based on well documented certified safe and secure Windows built-in security subsystems. Compatible with all current Windows versions from Windows Vista SP1 to Windows 10 and doesn't require frequent updates. Supports 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions.
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      • Windows
      Creates a virtualization layer to prevent changes to the OS from becoming permanent. From website:
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