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Deep Freeze

Faronics Deep Freeze provides advanced system integrity. Every time you restart your computer, Deep Freeze restores the machine back to its desired configuration. Faronics Deep Freeze helps eliminate computer damage and downtime by making computer configurations indestructible. Once Deep Freeze is installed on a computer, any changes made to the computer - regardless of whether they are accidental or malicious - are never permanent... 

Deep Freeze provides immediate immunity from many of the problems that plague computers today - inevitable configuration drift, accidental system misconfiguration, malicious software activity, and incidental system degradation.

Deep Freeze protects the computers that are set to boot from the hard drive. Configure the CMOS to boot from the hard drive only. The CMOS must be password protected to prevent unauthorized changes. Deep Freeze protects the Master Boot Record (MBR) when the computer is Frozen.

Faronics Deep Freeze patented reboot to restore technology makes computers indestructible.

Freeze and Restore:
Freeze your endpoints to the desired state. Restore from any unexpected changes with a simple reboot.

Completely Non-Restrictive:
Provide users with unrestricted access and avoid restrictive computer lockdown for maintaining security.

Reverse Configuration Drifts:
Reverse configuration drifts with a simple reboot while allowing users to save their work.

Protection Against Phishing:
Reverse malicious changes on reboot and protect computers from phishing.

Eliminate Undetected Threats:
Effectively reverse malicious changes to your computers including zero-day threats.

Achieve License Compliance:
Only approved software stays and unauthorized software is removed thereby achieving license compliance.

100% Guarantee of Computer Recovery with Every Restart:

Complete Protection:
Get enhanced security with protection for the Master Boot Record from rootkit injections and other alterations, making your security bulletproof.

Retain Critical Data:
Create virtual partitions to retain important data even if there is no separate physical partition available on the computer.

Increase Productivity:
Deep Freeze uses patented technology to redirect information being written to the hard drive to an allocation table, leaving the original data intact.

The Non-Restrictive Reboot-to-Restore Concept:
Provide users with unrestricted access to operating system and installed programs while preventing permanent configuration changes.

System Requirements:

Deep Freeze is supported on:

Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit)

Windows 8.1 (32 and 64-bit)

Windows 10 up to version 21H1 (32 and 64-bit)

Windows 11 up to version 22H2 (64-bit)

Deep Freeze requires 10% free hard drive space.

Size: 11.66 MB


Here's a guide on how to use Deep Freeze:

1. Accessing Deep Freeze:

- Locally:
- Hold down SHIFT and double-click the Deep Freeze icon in the System Tray.
- Alternatively, use the keyboard shortcut CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F6.
- Remotely (Enterprise version only):
- Use the Deep Freeze Enterprise Console to manage workstations remotely.

2. Logging In:

- Enter the administrator password when prompted.
- If no password is set, leave the field blank and click OK.

3. Freezing and Thawing:

- To Freeze (protect) the system:
- Go to the "Boot Control" tab.
- Ensure "Boot Frozen" is selected.
- Click "Apply and Reboot."
- To Thaw (allow changes):
- Go to the "Boot Control" tab.
- Select "Boot Thawed."
- Click "Apply and Reboot."

4. Additional Features (Enterprise version):

- Scheduling Thawed Periods:
- Set specific times or events for automatic Thawing and Freezing.
- Creating Maintenance Tasks:
- Automate tasks like software updates or virus scans during Thawed periods.
- Managing Workstations Remotely:
- Use the Enterprise Console to view status, send messages, and control workstations.

Important Points:

- Password Protection: Set a strong password to prevent unauthorized access.
- ThawSpace (optional): Designate a space on the drive for permanent changes.
- Updates: Regularly check for Deep Freeze updates to maintain protection.
- Considerations:
- Deep Freeze doesn't protect against data loss or hardware failure.
- Use additional security measures for sensitive data.

For more detailed instructions and troubleshooting, refer to the official Deep Freeze documentation or consult Faronics support.