Drive Vaccine'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 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 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™ 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 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 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 "Freeze Space"
Drive Vaccine® Highlights
Drive Vaccine 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 doesn’t impact performance
Can be remotely managed and deployed (Enterprise console)
Drive Vaccine™ 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 to significantly reduce workstation maintenance. Drive Vaccine restores systems to a baseline configuration. As a result, workstations can operate flawlessly for their entire life cycle. With Drive Vaccine; 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 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 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 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 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 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 reduces the total cost of ownership.
Virus, Malware and Identity Theft Protection
Drive Vaccine 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 insures users - that no information or installed applications remain. Drive Vaccine 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 client is a software application that is setup onto each PC that requires Drive Vaccine protection. The Drive Vaccine 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 Enterprise Console (RMC).
Drive Vaccine offers an additional Enterprise console for Drive Vaccine - enabling administrators to configure all of the Drive Vaccine 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 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 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 takes this basic concept and adds more powerfull features taking public access computer protection to the next level.