Returnil over DeepFreeze

Discussion in 'General Returnil discussions' started by slxplovs, Jun 22, 2009.

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  1. slxplovs

    slxplovs Registered Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I am considering using Returnil as a replacement for Deepfreeze and have 2 main queries.

    1. Does Returnil protect against all known methods of writing the mbr (especially such ways as a kernelmode drive installed while protection is on which performs raw disk writes to infect the mbr)? Currently DeepFreeze does not appear (as I have experienced and as they have told me) to protect the mbr from being modified directly. Knowing the type of protection offered by Returnil would help greatly.

    2. Are there any management consoles available to manage workstations which have returnil installed on them such as Faronics Deepfreeze console? This would mostlikely be a requirement for deployment in any environment should you want to make updates/changes to the OS and software environments, and a central console from which to disable protection to make these udpates is expected however I see no information about such a feature on the website?

    I welcome answers to these questions but also comments about how else returnil would be better than deepfreeze - note i am not interested in features such as scheduled updates/controlling windows updates etc... simply a restore on reboot solution with centralized thaw/freeze (protection on/off) management capabilities.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2009
  2. Coldmoon

    Coldmoon Returnil Moderator

    Sep 18, 2006
    Hello slxplovs and welcome to the forums :)

    Returnil is designed with MBR protection. We monitor new malware and hacking tools to ensure the program is working as intended. When we encounter content that can bypass or is reported to bypass, we test and update the software against it quickly.

    We do have a Management console that is being developed in parallel with version 3. The last "private" beta (sent to a tester's list) was released yesterday with the next client beta scheduled to be public. We are currently looking for network admins to give the console/client combination a test drive and give us feedback.

  3. arran

    arran Registered Member

    Feb 5, 2008
  4. developers

    developers Registered Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    guest told me that he sent the sample to Returnil developers
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