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#1 mdotdiddy

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 11:12 AM

The computers we use at school have a program I guess that after you save files or download stuff, after you reboot it wipes everything clean back to square one. I am looking to do this with some of the computers that are at work for security issues. Any ideas on what the program is or how to do this? Thanks.

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 11:28 AM

Sounds like they have a program like Returnil or similar installed.

You may want to ask a member of the IT staff at the school just what program they use. I`m sure there are others out there.

There used to be a product called Goback. But I am unable to find what I feel is a safe reliable download source for it. It may have been discontinued.

Edited by ThunderZ, 10 December 2010 - 11:31 AM.


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Posted 10 December 2010 - 11:39 AM

Thanks. I'm reading about Windows SteadyState, seems to also do the trick. Does anyone know about?

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 11:45 AM

Have heard of it. Even had it suggested to me by several people I know who use it. Have never used it myself.

If this is the page you are reading then take special note of this.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Windows SteadyState will continue to be available for download through December 31, 2010. Support for Windows SteadyState will continue to be available through the Microsoft Knowledge Base portal through June 30, 2011.


It would appear MS will be dropping development and support of Steady State after the stated date.

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 11:51 AM

Yep that was what I was reading. And I saw that disclaimer, thanks for the heads up!

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 11:54 AM

Another option that protects alters just the Browser depending on it`s configuration is Sandboxie.

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 02:21 PM

At my college they use a program by Faronics called Deep Freeze. It's $45 for a year and possibly less for a bundle of computers. I know it works really well, because I have tried to help friends recover assignments they left on the library computers to no avail. :P

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 03:12 PM

At my college they use a program by Faronics called Deep Freeze.




I knew there was one I forgot. Have heard good things about Faronics products.

Thanks for the reminder Jhor.

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Posted 13 December 2010 - 11:17 AM

Thanks for your help. I ended up using SteadyState because.. well its free.. and my company wont pay for stuff. haha




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