DeepFreeze vs ShadowDefender

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by alloucho, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. alloucho

    alloucho Registered Member

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    I have to choose between these two Boot to Restore Progs. Any Advice??
    I trialed both of them, both seems to do well, but i need one of them:doubt:
     
  2. Taliscicero

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    We shouldent Start up an A vs B thread.

    With these things you should think about what is right for you and what is right for your computer because everyone is different just pick the one that fit best around those 2 things and you should be fine, they are both great programs.
     
  3. Perman

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    Hi,

    I agree with you; both are good, except DF-one year while SD-life time.

    Luckily I have two laptops, I simply use one on laptop A, the other on laptop B.

    In your case, I would do head or tail. :)
     
  4. alloucho

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    SD can activate Shadow mode without restart, wihle DF requires a restart to do so. although SD seems more practical and handy, i think DF is safer.
    Software installation or deinstallation Problems could happen with SD.
    Could you confirm that?
     
  5. ErikAlbert

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    Before you start using DF or SD, you need a solution for installing-trying-uninstalling new softwares without a trace.
     
  6. alloucho

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    Do you mean a solution like FD-ISR;)
     
  7. ErikAlbert

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    I wasn't talking about FDISR, FDISR is dead, in case you didn't know.
     
  8. Peter2150

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    Lets not go there, thank you.
     
  9. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    First why do you think DF is safer. Personally I don't

    Second define the type of install/deinstall problems, other than maybe the obvious.
     
  10. alloucho

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    In normal mode, i have installed some progs, then activated shadow mode (without restart). Then i rebooted (continuing in shadow mode). The Progs installed just before activating shadow mode appear in the start menu but not in the "add or remove programs" list. Why?
    a deinstallation process is also not fine.
    DF requires reboot to activate shadow mode. This kind of problem doesn´t exist.
    That´s why i think DF is probably safer.
     
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  11. Peter2150

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    What happens if you install and then reboot before going into Shadowmode. That would seem like a wise thing to do.
     
  12. Perman

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    Hi,

    Allow me to rephrase your case this way:
    You install prog in SD's normal mode then go into shadow mode w/o reboot.
    You install prog in DF's thaw mode then reboot, go into frozen state.

    If you compare these situations, reboot issue is involved. and IMO this vital " reboot" is the reason you notice the difference between SD and DF.
    FYI, SD is safer than DF in terms of low level protections.
     
  13. ErikAlbert

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    On the other hand SD created a mess in his system and that is also unacceptable with or without reboot.
    The shadow mode without reboot doesn't seem to work properly in all situations.
    SD's job is to keep these installed softwares or to remove them completely, but creating a mess is unacceptable. After all SD is ISR and that means don't screw the system, but recover the system.

    This mess can't happen in DeepFreeze of course, but that is logical, DF forces the user to reboot in order to get in frozen or thawed mode. So there is always a reboot in DF.
     
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