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    SmartShield Alternatives

    SmartShield is described as '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'. There are more than 10 alternatives to SmartShield for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Reboot Restore Rx, which is free. Other great apps like SmartShield are Shadow Defender (Paid), Deep Freeze (Paid), Duplicacy (Freemium, Open Source) and ToolWiz Time Machine (Free).

    This page was last updated May 19, 2022
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    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 SmartShield.
      Jang Similar featureset, lower priced than other solutions (Deep Freeze).
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      jholland41 Similar feature set and it has a freeware version
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    2. 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.
      Most users think Shadow Defender is a great alternative to SmartShield.


    3. 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.
    4. Duplicacy is a new generation local and cloud backup tool that supports cross-computer deduplication. It is free for personal use and source code is available to commercial users.
    5. Toolwiz Time Machine (Toolwiz multi-point restoration) is a powerful and easy-to-use undelete freeware, protecting your PC from data loss and improving its security.

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      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.1.16, released in December 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      Almost everyone thinks ToolWiz Time Machine is a great alternative to SmartShield.


    6. 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.
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      Restores your computer to its original configuration discarding unwanted computer changes. Just log off or reboot. Clean Slate is easy yet powerful.
      Almost everyone thinks Clean Slate is a great alternative to SmartShield.
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      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. 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).

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

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    8. 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).

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      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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