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Free Wondershare Time Freeze 2.0 – Today Only at GOTD (Save $40)

We first reported on Wondershare Time Freeze (Version 1), a relatively new, and easy to use, intrusion prevention system, in June of this year, in our article – For Added Internet Protection – Virtualize Your System with Free Wondershare Time Freeze.

After testing this application for a few days (all that’s required for this type of application), we gave it high marks for ease of setup, ease of use, and most importantly – functionality. The bottom line – a perfect virtualization application for an average user.

Now, Version 2 has been released which includes increased functionality over Version 1. (including 64 bit compatibility).

For a limited time (today only – August 25), the new version of Wondershare Time Freeze, is available at no cost (regular price $39.00 (USD), at the Giveaway of the Day, web site.

To obtain this super program for free – download at Giveaway of the Day, then visit the developer’s site to obtain the license code which will be forwarded to you by email.

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Version 2 Fast Facts:

Consistently Easy, but More Flexible, Effective, Intuitive & Compatible

More flexible switch between virtual system and real system: To enter virtual system, you don’t need to reboot computer; to return to the real system, just exit system protection mode, and you can discard virtual system data or save them to the real system freely.

Auto hide system tray icon: Annoyed by the flashing system tray icon? It is gone in Time Freeze 2.0. You can set to auto hide the tray icon. And just press Alt+Ctrl+F8 to show/hide system tray icon.

Revolutionary new interface: The interface of Time Freeze 2.0 is a new design. It is as easy as that of Time Freeze 1.0, but more intuitive that you will not be lost at any step.

Compatible to 64-bit OS: Time Freeze 2.0 added support to 64-bit Windows 7, XP, Vista and Windows 2000. It is running as stable as always.

Virtual system safeguards real system: Time Freeze creates a virtual environment as a twin (copy) of the real system, on which you evaluate applications, watch online movies, and perform other activities. While the real system is isolated and under protection, you no longer have to worry about attack of viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, malware and other threats.

MBR protection added in System Protection: MBR protection of Time Freeze 2.0 enhanced protection to the boot sector of hard disk so as to guarantee the normal startup of computer.

Virtual system performance increased 60%: Physical Memory Buffer Mode lets you save virtual system data on physical memory rather than on the hard disk, so as to greatly improve the efficiency and performance of virtual system.

Prolong service life of hard disk: Using Physical Memory Buffer Mode can minimize the frequency of writing/reading hard disk and prolong its service life.

USB stick protection: Prevent virus/malware threats from USB sticks to infect your computer, and prevent authorized users to copy your important files using USB sticks.

Improved software kernel: The software kernel of Folder Protection is rewritten and can bring higher-level defense against viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms and other threats.

Keep protected files safe and clean from malicious threats.

Effectively protect privacy: Prevent unauthorized users from viewing or changing your files.

Flexible protection mode: Time Freeze 2.0 now supports setting different protection mode for different folders, while Time Freeze 1.0 only allows users to set one mode for all protected folders.

Change icon of protection folders: Help you easily manage protected folders.

Password setting: Manage the program with a custom password setting.

Keep inexperienced users from making change to your settings and configures.

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For Added Internet Protection – Virtualize Your System with Free Wondershare Time Freeze

image At the end of 2009, many of the premier security application developers projected, that 2010 would see an increase in the the use of virtualization applications.  Specifically, controlling malware intrusion through the use of a ‘”virtual” environment, rather than operating in a “real” environment.

This prediction made sense, and so this year, we’ve focused somewhat more on operating system virtualization. We’ve looked at Shadow Defender, Returnil Virtual System, Sandboxie, GeSWall, and a number of other similar applications.

I’ve just recently completed testing Wondershare Time Freeze, a relatively new and easy to use, free (at the moment),  intrusion prevention system, that is non intrusive, and after initial setup, requires a minimum of user intervention – perfect for the average user.

Installation was hassle free – it was just a matter of  following the on-screen instructions.

The interface is the usual tab and check box layout, and is self explanatory with no learning curve involved.

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Once system protection is enabled, a popup reminder will warn you that system changes will not be saved to disk. All downloaded files, all created documents, and all system changes will disappear on reboot. However, you do have another option – see the following.

Timefreeze 1

If you do want to save system changes then, before rebooting, open the application and turn off system protection. You will be warned that your system may “stop responding” for several minutes. In fact, I noticed a lag of less than 20 seconds.

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Fast facts:

System protection

Keep the actual system in a constant state, prevent the computer from getting slower and slower with time.

Put the actual system under protection to prevent malicious threats.

Traces of surfing the Internet and computer operation will disappear after reboot. (You have the flexibility to save changes to the actual system.)

Test software and game installations safely on a virtual system.

Folder protection

Mode 1: Disable access to the protected folders.

Mode 2: Prohibit changing files in the protected folders.

Protect your files from being infected by viruses or Trojans.

Protect your privacy more effectively.

Access protection

Manage the program with a custom password setting.

Keep inexperienced users from making changes to your settings and configurations.

System requirements: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Win 7 (32 bit only).

Download at: Wondershare

This test was fairly brief (a couple of days), but I did not encounter any problems, and ran Time Freeze successfully alongside GeSWall with no difficulty. Wondershare Time Freeze worked just as advertized – not always the case with this class of software.

Note: This application requires registration within 30 days in order to keep using it. Getting the registration code though, is a snap. Just click “Get Keycode”, and you’ll receive the registration code by email.

In previous reviews of virtualization applications, a number of readers made mention of Comodo Time Machine, a worthwhile free system restore utility. Popular guest author, Rick Robinette, has a very informative article over on his site, What’s On My PCComodo Time Machine – A Powerful System Restore Utility. I encourage you to read this article.

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