Windows SteadyState Alternatives

    Windows SteadyState is described as 'A Tool developed by Microsoft, that gives administrators enhanced options for configuring shared computers, such as hard drive protection and advanced user management' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are nine alternatives to Windows SteadyState for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Deep Freeze. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Toolwiz Time Freeze or Reboot Restore Rx. Other great apps like Windows SteadyState are Shadow Defender (Paid), R&S Browser in the Box (Paid), Comodo Time Machine (Free Personal) and SmartShield (Paid).

    This page was last updated Feb 13, 2019

    1. 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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    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.
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    3. 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.
    4. 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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      does exactly the same thing - restores automatically on boot up and can be disabled by admin only
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    5. The Virtual Environment for secured and comfortable Web Browsing: On the basis of a “Browser-in-the-Box” concept a virtual machine is provided with a reduced operating system and a web browser encapsulated therein.


    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Wioski is a self-healing kiosk-computer running Windows 7 / 8. It’s made with standard Microsoft technologies and is distributed totally free.
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