Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore's Automated PC Restore solution, drastically reduces computer maintenance, and is widely used to protect public access computers or shared computing environments, i.e. library public computers, school PC Labs, Internet cafes and training centers.
Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore's protection is invisible; users feel as though they have absolute control over the PC. Regardless of what the PC user may attempt to do, delete files, install software or even modifying registry settings, the PC's will restore to their desired baseline settings everytime the PC's are restarted. Making the workstations perfectly configured and available for the next user.
Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore PC restore on restart technology integrates Reboot & Restore, a technology designed to keep computers fully functional and optimally configured. Other functionalities include:
Restore on PC Restart or on Log-off
Restore on Idle PC
Restore on an hourly, daily or weekly schedule
Restore while maintaining a "Freeze Space" (area to save files and folders from restoration)
Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore integrates Reboot-and-Restore, a simple technology designed to keep computers fully functional and optimally configured regardless of what the PC user may do.
"Simply Reboot, Restore and access a fully functional PC. Everytime."
With Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore onboard - our public access PC's are easily restored on every restart, or end of cruise...
Will Smith, RCCL Onboard Technology
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines International
Recovery Genius PC Restore - Reduce Computer Downtime.
Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore™ ensures workstation performance is at optimal levels by removing website cookies, spyware, temp files, viruses and unnecessary plug-ins; which cause system bottlenecks. Any infections to a "immunized" system are instantly eradicated - workstations are reverted back to their original configuration. Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore is widely used in many public access PCs and computing environment to ensure that PCs are perfectly configured and available, saving time, money and PC trouble. With Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore you can...
Restore PC's on every Reboot
Restore PC's on every Log-off
Restore PC's on Idle time (no mouse or keyboard input for xx minutes)
Restore on an hourly schedule
Restore on a daily schedule
Restore daily on first startup of day
Restore on a weekly schedule
Automatically accept OS and Anti virus updates
Restore while maintaining persistent data using Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore's "Freeze Space"
Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore® Highlights
Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore significantly reduces PC trouble shooting, repairing and restoring time to seconds!
Empowering PC support personnel to achieve tremendous savings of time and money on maintaining their computers.
Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore doesn’t impact performance
Can be remotely managed and deployed (Enterprise console)
Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore™ baseline snapshot takes less than 1% of total hard disk space.
Takes less than 3 seconds to update the PC's baseline.
Creates a new baseline without having to restart the PC.
Easily back out of a failed Software/OS or Anti-virus update.
Incorporates "Freeze Space" - a predefined area where files can remain persistent during restoration.
Highly configurable interface - hide program interface (stealth mode) from end users.
Offers flexible and powerful access control.
Supports Multi-boot PC's
Supports VM Ware
Consists of multi-partition protection selection.
Incorporates quick update of system baseline.
Offers detailed program operation logging.
Supports all industry standard deployment options.
Includes configuration during installation. Customizes the program upon installation.
Technology administrators use Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore to significantly reduce workstation maintenance. Drive Vaccine Drive Vaccine PC Restore restores systems to a baseline configuration. As a result, workstations can operate flawlessly for their entire life cycle. With Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore; technicians no longer need to perform rudimentary images or provide trivial workstation configuration support due to software or driver conflicts. This allocates more time for technical professionals to deal with more significant IT issues.
Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore PC Restore is flexible and can be used to protect PC's in many different ways, and solves most public access PC related issues...
Set Acceptable User Policies
Put in force AUP's by guaranteeing that only approved applications are installed. When protected, Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore will not allow configuration changes or installation of any applications to remain on the workstations. This, in effect, blocks the installation of most illegal or unauthorized software.
Enhance The Computing Experience
Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore does not restrict access and is transparent to users, giving them complete control of the machine and thereby enhancing the end user's experience - Giving them the ability to utilize complete system resources.
Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore has a small, efficient footprint and takes up very little system resources, allowing your computers to perform at their optimum.
Eliminate Public Computer Downtime - Increase Total Cost of Ownership
Creative students, inexperienced staff or intentional hackers are all profiles of a public workstation user, typical of most computer labs, libraries and universities. Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore provides all user profile types with the same unrestricted system access. Regardless of what modifications or damages are made; all system settings, and applications are restored to original configurations upon restart. Thereby allowing user to make more use of workstations availability.
By minimizing workstation maintenance, administration time and troubleshooting - Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore reduces the total cost of ownership.
Virus, Malware and Identity Theft Protection
Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore also provides robust virus protection. A simple reboot eliminates Trojans, worms and most viruses before they have time to execute or attack the system..
Users in a public access setting are susceptible to falling prey to identity thieves. Some may attempt to pre-install a key logger or some dangerous spy ware application. Other bandits may attempt to view your history, temporary files or worse - Your completed forms, which may contain personal information, user names, passwords etc. A system immunized by Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore insures users - that no information or installed applications remain. Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore erases any installed application, history settings, logs and temporary files from remaining on the public access workstation so your privacy is protected and personal information is not cached and saved on the system for prying eyes to see.
Enterprise Level Network Administration
The Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore client is a software application that is setup onto each PC that requires Drive Vaccine Baseline Restore Software protection. The Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore Client is the only application that is required to be installed on stand-alone PC's or PC's that do not require remote network management capabilities. For large networks that require remote administration your organization may use our Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore Enterprise Console (RMC).
Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore offers an additional Enterprise console for Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore - enabling administrators to configure all of the Drive Vaccine PC Restore client installations over a enterprise level remote management console. Simplifying the workload of the network administrator while providing all client-based functions on a remote console.
Support for Windows 2000, XP, VISTA, Windows 7
Custom setup options
Advanced Setup with program configurations
Advanced Setup Configuration Wizard (ASCW)
Deploy with network shares
Deploy with client side scripts
Deploy with server side deployment software
Deploy with Windows active directory
Deploy with Ghost system images
Restore system from local sub O.S.
Restore system from local Windows
Restore system with batch files
"Freeze Space" for files/folders to be saved and not deleted on restores
Disable access control (password protection)
Built-in administrator account
Restore system on restart
Restore system on log off
Restore system on a one time schedule
Restore system on a daily schedule
Restore system on a weekly schedule
Restore system on a monthly schedule
Create a new baseline from the local sub O.S
Create a new baseline from local Windows
Create a new baseline with a batch file
Create a new baseline after Windows or Anti-virus updates
Formally known as Norton Ghost, Symantec Ghost® is the most popular computer system backup and imaging software. It allows users to make a copy of the entire system to an image file. The file can then be stored on CDs or network servers. In a case of disaster recovery, users can restore the image back onto the computer. The solution offered by Symantec Ghost is a slow solution, it takes several minutes or longer in most cases to create or restore the image file. The Ghost solution is a costly solution, the image file might be as large as the system itself or half of the system size in compressed format; However, compression takes a big toll on restore time. The Ghost solution is also a partial solution. Due to the amount of time and space required to create image files, it is impossible for users to create frequent backup image files. Therefore, in a case of disaster recovery, users are most likely to restore back to the date of initial P.C. setup condition. All the programs, files and data created afterwards are permanently lost.
Rapid Restore is the latest system recovery solution provided by IBM (now Lenovo) with their new PCs in attempt to replace the OEM recovery CDs. The software reserves a portion of the hard disk space to store a complete factory release image of the system. The reserved disk space is programmed as a hidden partition, inaccessible to most common users; however, an experienced user can remove the hidden partition easily. And thereby, leave the system unrecoverable. As a system imaging software, Rapid Restore shares the same deadly weakness with Symantec Ghost; it is only a partial solution. In a case of disaster recovery, users are set back to the initial factory release condition. All the programs, files and data created afterwards are permanently lost. Rapid Restore is also not rapid, as its name implies.. It takes many minutes to restore a system.
The hard drive recovery card was introduced over 25 years ago by many hard disk recovery card manufacturers in Asia. The Recovery Card was designed to protect PC hard drives from inadvertant user changes as well as automating the maintenance of PC's. Essentially these recovery cards maintained a consistant PC configuration on every restart... Initially, the primary difference between restore cards and recovery based software was, that on the recovery cards the software (firmware) is hard coded onto the actual card. In fact Drive Vaccine's Recovery Genius PC Restore's birth originated as a hardware based recovery card. Many current hard drive recovery card manufacturers use the hardware card as a simple "dongle", as software piracy is still quite rampant in many developing countries. Read more about recovery cards at our corporate website.
Products under this category include Clean Slate (fortres grand), Drive Shield, D**p Fr**z*, Recovery Genius, HDD Sheriff and many others. These types of products deliver a basic "Restore on Reboot". These solutions works deep within the hard drive and OS drivers and freezes the PC's settings. Technically speaking, its technology is based on a hard disk sector filtering technique. These solutions reserve a portion of the hard disk space for redirecting the disk I/O commands. It allows users to keep the information in the protected space during restarts. It takes significantly less amount of space than the conventional imaging approach. Therefore, the time to restore is much less than Ghost or Rapid Restore. Everything seems ideal so far, until you need to make system updates. For this to happen you need to turn off protection, reboot and then perform your system updates (Windows critical updates, Anti-virus etc.) During these updates, there is no turning back. These methods of updates "Ratchet" the PC's forward with the updates. However, if your critical update causes your existing applications to crash, there is no way to go back. Reboot and Restore is an all-or-nothing proposition. This significant weakness has drove Reboot to Restore solutions away from advanced educational and corporate IT departments. Until recently "Restore on Reboot" technology was mainly valued as the primary solution for the publicly shared PC markets. Drive Vaccine Automated PC Restore Software takes this basic concept and adds more powerfull features taking public access computer protection to the next level.
Drive Vaccine - Recovery Genius... Simply Reboot to Restore
Computer Problems - Data Recovery and PC Protection
Data recovery and PC protection go hand in hand. Data recovery is a challenge faced by everyone using a computer. If you are reading this article I am sure you too like me have faced it sometime or the other. Now data loss can be due to a system crash that is the software crash or due to the hardware crash. Around 66% of the data loss is caused by software and user oriented problems. So this article will be deal with only the software side of problems and their probable solutions.
Let us briefly review the different types of problems and then list out the different solutions available in the market.
Now when it comes to data loss the user is the culprit to a large extent. We surf the web download lot of files and the install the shareware trial versions available freely on the net. We keep on trying new stuff on the internet to know what suits us best for a particular task. This sometimes can lead us to
unintentionally install spywares malwares and other harmful files resulting in slower computer over a period of time. Most viruses now start acting only after a few days after they have got downloaded on to the system. You can say they act as a time bomb waiting to explode. Some of us do know that it might crash our system and lead to data loss still we cant resist the temptation.
I would go to the extent of saying in the present scenario we don't even have the freedom to do what we want on the computer obviously fearing eventual system failures.
Some basic tips to protect your computer and keeping it running at optimum condition:
• Prevention is better than cure- sure you know where I am getting at. Identifying corrupt and harmful files at an early stage is a must for every computer user. You should have a good antivirus solution running on your computer. Few good options are Norton antivirus, Mcafee and there are lots of other antivirus solutions available on the net. I personally have used both Norton and Mcafee and found both to be reliable and efficient. If you are looking for a free alternative try AVG free edition. It is an excellent solution for personal computers. Regularly scan your computer. This can be automated by scheduling the scan at a particular time everyday or when you shutdown the computer. Always keep your antivirus updated.
• Also over a period of time lot of unwanted files get collected in your system. Cleaning these files will free up a lot of your memory. You can use the system defrag option of Windows operating system to optimize your hard disk. Also you will face lot of registry errors as not all programs get uninstalled completely and this can slow up your computer. There are lot of software's which can optimize memory, remove unwanted files and fix registry errors automatically for you.
• Keep away from sharewares and free software’s as these are beta versions most of the time and are given free to find bugs and can be dangerous for your data.
• Keep away from adult websites and other sites which have popups and other activex controls running when you load the site. A pop up blocker can be good to handle this problem. I personally use the free google toolbar. Yahoo toolbar is equally good.
• Limit the use of internet though I know it is hard to do that and it does hamper our freedom.
Having talked about the basic problems and the easiest solutions let's now get to the core of the problem:
• What if my system has already crashed?
• What if my system does not boot?
• What if I am not allowed to login?
• What if my computer has already been infected with a virus?
• What if I accidentally deleted an important file?
• What if someone deleted my files on a shared computer?
The answer to the above questions is to have a PC protection and Data recovery solution on your computer. I have emphasized the use of “Prevention is better than cure” and will stick to the same here.
Over the years, a variety of products have been developed and marketed to address PC problems. Some are partial solutions. Some are slow solutions. Some are more problems than solutions. Here, I have listed almost all major products in the market in four categories, each representing a scope of solutions in fixing or trying to fix PC problems.
PARTIAL SOLUTIONS (PS)
At the lowest end of the PC maintenance software spectrum are Partial Solutions. Due to the low technology requirements and the nature of its purpose, there are many products in this category. Products assigned to this category are designed to address a specific computer problem such as tools like "UNDELETE". It allows users to recover deleted or lost files in Windows. However, in a case of a Windows crash, these programs become helpless and useless. That is why they are considered partial solutions to common and/or simple problems.
STATIC COMPLETE SYSTEM SOLUTIONS (SCSS)
SCSS is a big step forward from Partial Solutions. There are significantly less products in the category available on the market. First of all, they are complete system solutions. Software products in this category allow users to backup the entire system into an image file and later restore the system to the image in a disaster recovery. However, due to the tremendous disk space and time required to create a system image file, the image cannot be created frequently. Users can only statically create images once in a while. In a case of recovery, the system will be set back to months or even years ago. All the applications and data created since the image are lost. SCSS generally requires much higher technology than Partial Solutions.
DYNAMIC COMPLETE SYSTEM SOLUTIONS (DCSS)
DCSS is a break through from traditional PS and SCSS. Due to the very high technology requirements, there are only very few products in this category. This group of software generally employs a patented technology, such as Roxio Goback®. It allows users to create a system recovery point in seconds, and it helps users to restore system to that recovery point in minutes. DCSS sounds almost like prefect solutions if the users are just easily satisfied. Even though DCSS allows users to dynamically and easily create new system restore points, there is still a fundamental problem in the differences in time. Once you restore a system to an earlier restore point, all the data created after that point is lost or inaccessible. Such a condition is a big problem for users who put emphasis on data.
DYNAMIC COMPLETE SYSTEM AND DATA SOLUTIONS (DCSDS)
Can we really redefine the law of physics? Allowing users to restore the system back to the past and still have access to the data from the future in a Hollywood's "Back to Future" type of fiction. The fiction is now reality and is found in EAZ-FIX™. Based on a patent pending approach, EAZ-FIX™ allows users to restore the complete system back to a healthy condition and retain all the data created beyond that point. EAZ-FIX™ is the most advance PC maintenance software to have ever been developed. It is the pinnacle of PC system and data recovery and there is no other competitor that can match what EAZ-FIX™ brings to the table. And because of its extremely intricate and state of the art technology, we don’t expect any competitor emerging in this category any time soon.
Formally known as Norton Ghost, Symantec Ghost® is the most popular computer system backup and imaging software. It allows users to make a copy of the entire system to an image file. The file can then be stored on CDs or network servers. In a case of disaster recovery, users can restore the image back onto the computer. The solution offered by Symantec Ghost is a slow solution, it takes several minutes or longer in most cases to create or restore the image file. The Ghost solution is a costly solution, the image file might be as large as the system itself or half of the system size in compressed format; however, compression takes a big toll on restore time. The Ghost solution is also a partial solution. Due to the amount of time and space required to create image files, it is impossible for users to create frequent backup image files. Therefore, in a case of disaster recovery, users are most likely to restore back to the date of initial P.C. setup condition. All the programs, files and data created afterwards are permanently lost.
IBM RAPID RESTORE®
Rapid Restore is the latest system recovery solution provided by IBM with their new PCs in attempt to replace the OEM recovery CDs. The software reserves a portion of the hard disk space to store a complete factory release image of the system. The reserved disk space is programmed as a hidden partition, inaccessible to most common users; however, an experienced user can remove the hidden partition easily. And thereby, leave the system unrecoverable. As a system imaging software, Rapid Restore shares the same deadly weakness with Symantec Ghost; it is only a partial solution. In a case of disaster recovery, users are set back to the initial factory release condition. All the programs, files and data created afterwards are permanently lost. Rapid Restore is also not rapid; it takes many minutes to restore a system.
GOLDENSOFT RECOVERY GENIUS®
Recovery Genius® takes Deep Freeze's concept one step further. Based on a hard disk sector filtering technique, Recovery Genius reserves a portion of the hard disk space for redirecting the disk I/O commands. It allows users to keep the information in the protected space during restarts. It takes significantly less amount of space than the conventional imaging approach. Therefore, the time to restore is much less than Ghost or Rapid Restore. Everything seems ideal so far, until you run the Recovery Genius for the first time! It does not allow you to restore individual files from the backup storage, so it is all or nothing. Unfortunately, you can only get data you HAD and loose data you HAVE when you select a restore. This significant weakness is driving Recovery Genius away from common and corporate users. At this time, Recovery Genius is mainly valued as an improved Deep Freeze in publicly shared PC markets.
Formerly known as Roxio Goback, Adaptec Goback as well as other names, Goback has been sold and transferred frequently from one company to another. We can only assume it has not been pleasing its vendors. Based on a file level monitoring and logging technique, the idea has merit, but the reality does not. It needs to consume a big chunk of the hard disk space to create a change history file. The monitoring system is picking up every little bit of file changes regardless of whether or not, it is worth to know or see. A simple system restart will generate 100s of file changes to log. It really makes one wonder if more truly is better; in Goback's case, more is definitely not better. The details file change history logging consumes the hard disk space quickly and easily, not to mention, the tremendous pressure it puts on system resources.
EAZ-FIX™ is an industry leading PC protection software. It represents an advancement in technology that has never before been available in protecting computers from virus, user or system problems. It allows computer users regardless their skill levels to easily and quickly address their computer problems in seconds. It enables both users and enterprise IT support groups to save tremendous amount of time and money on maintaining their computers.
EAZFIX provides the protection without the need for backups or carrying duplicate images of hard drives. EAZ FIX allows users to create a "snapshot" of the entire system and data at a specific time. Technically speaking, a snapshot is a map of the hard disk sectors and the map's indexing system. Practically speaking, a snapshot is a "picture" of the system and data at a specific time. Users can select a specific snapshot to recover files from or restore the entire system to.
Based on a patent pending technology, EAZ-FIX™ only takes 0.07% total hard disk space to create up to 60,000 snapshots. That is the least amount of disk space required to protect the entire system compared to any other software available.