This trial version of Deep Freeze Standard by Faronics resets your computer to a specific point. This safety feature is to prevent unwanted changes and damage done to a computer in its run time. All the changes made to the system will be reset when the PC is restarted. The frozen status applies to every aspect of the computer, even covering viruses.
Total protection from user mistakes
Many companies, schools, and other institutions have computers that are used by multiple people in a given time period. These processes mean sensitive information or damage might be left on the computer in the process.
Faronics, the company that produced Deep Freezes, works with companies to protect their computers from these risks. This trial software is one of the many that they have made to prevent system harm in PCs.
The dangers presented by kids running around loose in a work setting is highly dangerous to the integrity of operation. The long term health of the PC is the aim of this software. Keeping the wear and tear out of a computer is the main issue here.
What is Deep Freeze?
This application will reset your computer to a specific point. The process is called freezing the system at a specific point. Whether it is a single computer or multiple connections in a single operation, this program has it all covered.
So once you have frozen a system, every time it reboots, everything goes back to the point at which it was. To change the frozen point, you must enter a password and restart before anything can be added. After that, you will be able to put it back. All the data that came on was redirected into a particular part of the system and will never be referenced again.
The icon itself indicating that the program is active can be hidden so as not to let the users know. The person also has completely unrestricted access to changing anything in the system. As soon as, it is rebooted the setting is undone without a password being entered.
Also, DP provides perfect protection against unwanted software. Thawed spaces can be created and limited in size to keep the programs that you want to have. Phishing is protected against by the security.
Updates can be carried out on multiple drives using the rapid network deployment features as well. These functions don’t even necessarily need to be on a PC; they could also be SSD or IDE.
Protection is given to the master boot record ensuring protection. It can also create virtual partitions to store your information even if there aren’t any on the computer. This factor means your data is always safe no matter what happens to the system.
What is deep freeze good for?
This could be useful for homes in case of any problems with the computer, but it would be a hassle to refreeze your computer every time you made any slight software changes. Where this program does its work is mostly in public facilities.
Hospitals, libraries, universities, schools, and so on constantly have people who are using the devices available and possibly leaving harm. This program goes especially against that since it can be used to freeze, from the master account, many computers.
Another side is it can be used by developers. People who want to make modifications to computers and test out new software can rest knowing that if there's any damage done to the operating system, it won’t be permanent.
Limitations and bugs
No major bugs exist within the system. It is updated regularly. However, one of the main problems is there is no setting to allow for the OS updates. If you forget to unthaw the computer in the process of updating, all changes will be reverted. Another problem is it takes up 10% of the space on your hard drive.
Every time a change needs to be made you will need to restart the computer, and this can be a time stealer. It is also not going to protect you against people stealing your information unlike other software like AVG.
For the unthawed disks that you can use for installing software permanently, the space is limited. These partitions of the drive can only be sized up to a certain degree. Finally, the price of DP goes up for the number of computers you want to install it on and what are the conditions, so there is no specific price quote.
Deep Freeze alternatives
Reboot Restore Rx has one main advantage; it is free. Also, it can selectively protect certain system files that Deep Freeze cannot do. One of the major problems with DP is the price involved in installing it across multiple systems with Reboot Restore Rx doesn’t have.
Against Sandboxie, they deal similarly but in separate fields. Sand is dedicated to keeping one specific program from making permanent changes in a computer to see the result. Freeze accounts for this as well as anything else. However, this program is free.
Lastly, Shade Sandbox is very different from the other alternatives. It takes new data to the computer and runs it through a virtual environment to see what it does before allowing them onto the computer permanently. It is much more flexible in dealing with malware, however, it is not good for system resets like DP.
Safety for multiple systems in one package
In conclusion, Deep Freeze Standard is a good option for extensive protection across many pcs. If you are willing to spend money on a good defense, DPS is an excellent choice. There are other competitors which you should consider if money is a problem.
Windows XP support was ended in the last update, and also the option to install all Microsoft updates (not WSUP) was added. They also made improvements to the cloud drive connection for those who have a subscription. Lastly, the company made sure the computer doesn’t crash when some programs are installed.