Anyone use Drive Vaccine as an alternative to Deep Freeze?

August 29, 2014 at 07:46:59
Specs: Windows 7
I used to use Deep Freeze. It works ok for restoring system but when coming to updates and handling new changes, it becomes a pain. Sometimes during updates, my system crashed and I have to re image it. It is also expensive.

Googling for an alternative to Deep Freeze, I found Drive Vaccine. As I am prepping up for testing it- I would like to know if anyone else have tried it and how did they find it work? Thanks alot.

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August 29, 2014 at 21:06:04
I don't know about Drive Vaccine but Deep Freeze was discussed in this recent thread:

with someone in # 7 suggesting Reboot Restore RX as well as Drive Vaccine as an alternative.

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August 30, 2014 at 19:29:51
If you want my opinion, any software that might prevent saving of downloaded virus definitions, Windows Updates, and the like, has too much potential to put the machine at risk.

An up-to-date Anti-virus, script blocking browser add-on, and CCleaner, couple with smart usage practices would be a much more reliable way to keep your PC clean and trouble-free. Remember, if your machine is internet connected, any nasties picked up during a session will have the potential to spread via the internet (right up until a reboot occurs). While you might reboot to a clean system, you may have allowed many other machines to become infected.

I believe it's the duty of every user of internet connected machine to help slow the spread of viruses. While Deep Freeze and the like might protect the machine on which it's installed, it does nothing to prevent the spread.

One further thought, if a nasty is picked up that contains programming with the potential to overheat hardware (via high usage of resources, maybe), The damage will likely occur before your session is over and the machine rebooted. IMHO, the level of protection provided is much less than than what is perceived from the promotional hype.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.

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