Saturday, February 9, 2008

How to Uninstall Deep Freeze with or without the password

Deep freeze is an excellent program is you have a computer shop / internet cafe and you don't want the headache and hassle of reformatting your PC everytime your computer encounter a serious problem. But it can also be a source of your problem if you already want to uninstall it or worse, you don't know/forgot the password.

Yesterday, somebody called me up and asked if i can uninstall deep freeze without knowing the password because his former technician went on AWOL. Fortunately, I do. It saved him a lot of time because everyone he asked told him that the only answer to his problem is by formatting his hard drive. I will post here two methods, you can use the first one if you know the password and you just don't know how to disable or uninstall deep freeze. The second one is for those people who forgot the password of their DF program.

First method from DeepFreeze FAQ:

To uninstall the software Deep Freeze must first be disabled and then uninstalled.

To disable Deep Freeze:

  1. Hold down the shift key and double-click on the Deep Freeze icon. Alternatively, you can press Crtl-Alt-Shift-F6. You should now see a password dialog.
  2. Enter your password and click OK. If you have not yet entered a password you should be able to click OK without entering anything. You should now see a dialog with boot options.
  3. Select "Boot thawed" and click OK. This will disable Deep Freeze on the next reboot.
  4. Reboot your machine. After the machine reboots you are ready to uninstall Deep Freeze.

To uninstall:

  1. Locate the installation file you used to install Deep Freeze to this machine. By default the name of this file is called "DF5Std.exe" for versions 5.X and "DF6Std.exe" for versions 6.X.
  2. Run the installation file (DF5Std.exe or DF6Std.exe).
  3. Select the option to "Uninstall"
  4. The software should uninstall and reboot the machine. When the machine reboots, Deep Freeze should be uninstalled.
Second method (if you don't know the password) is to use a program called Deep Unfreezer v1.6

Warning: Use the program at your own risk. Use only as a last resort. I take no responsibility or the author to any damage it can produce. Please backup your important files /registry as necessary.


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51 comments:

Anonymous said...

unfreezer doesnt work.my pc is still frozen.and you cant even see a tray icon,nor ctrl+alt+shift+f6 doesn't work.

Admin said...

well, it seems that you have a corrupt installation of deep freeze. as far as i know, the only choice you have now is reformatting your hard drive

computer repair said...

I think Deep Freeze is a quite good tools for computers which has many users and which is used for installing and uninstalling programs consistently. The solution given here for uninstalling Deep Freeze when you don't know the password is really good and easy to follow.

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Anonymous said...

It doesn't work for my Deep Freeze 6.

Anonymous said...

HELP ME......I dont know how to unfreeze my computer....I cant even see the icon of deepfreeze.....please email me or add me in facebook..john_thelast@yahoo.com

engineering said...

how can we uninstall, we cant see the icon itself. Please advise. Thanks

Jin said...

Hey... all u8 have to do is go to task manager and look for frz2state.exe end that process ok.. then reboot

Anonymous said...

help me: i can't see the option to 'uninstall'.
my email:jessa.tenio@yahoo.com
or jessatenio@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Admin,

aside from not seeing the deep freeze tray icon and ctrl+alt+shift+f6, reformatting the hard drive also does not work for me.

since reformatting often requires me to reboot, everything goes to its deep freeze state after one reboot during formatting.

btw i am using df6 and installed it using windows recommended settings since i am using windows 7.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know anything about deep freeze until my cousin installed it in my pc without me knowing. I was able to disable it (accidentally) when I updated the system time/date by entering the setup menu upon bootup because I noticed that the time/date always revert back to a particular date. It worked. But, I do hope it didn't do any harm to my pc. Or did it?

Anonymous said...

what is deep freeze? im just curious thnks...

Anonymous said...

Deep freeze is an excellent program if you have a computer shop / internet cafe and you don't want the headache and hassle of reformatting your PC everytime your computer encounter a serious problem

Anonymous said...

owe my!!.. guys pls help me how to disable deepfrez

Anonymous said...

it works...thanks for the info..^^

ashish said...

Defreez not worked..I cant open defreez using alt+ctrl+Shift+f6
Give me suggetion
Ashish Barad

Anonymous said...

I cannot see the Dfree icon on the tray icon . I want to unistall, please help me.

Anonymous said...

Please help , i cannot see the Df icon on the icon tray. What do I do?

Anonymous said...

Please help , i cannot see the Df icon on the icon tray. What do I do? Please mail m on leasak4sure@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

am not able to remove the deep freeze from my pc

claren said...

To whom may concern
I am a new user, with admin rights at home. My system is using windows xp sp2, intel dual core 2.80Ghz processor, 1.5G RAM, and 160Gb seagates hard drive. I download Deep freeze v 7.22 standard from the faronics.com. I therefore entered the license key, before carry out installation.

Upon installation of the Faronics Deep Freeze v 7.22 (7.22.020.3453 to be exact), my computer restarts. It is the successful installation i assumed, as i will need to click "finish", to proceed.
Then, immediately the computer restarts successfully. However i couldn't find a single faronics icon , any one, neither from the tab next to clock nor in the control panel. In short i cannot access deep freeze at all before i even could set the password , or to do any configuration settings to it. Worse still, i cannot THAW it. The computer is set to frozen state , WHICH CLEAR EVERY CHANGES MADE. I cannot update anti virus software. It seems to be permanent now. Neither can i uninstall it because it is in frozen state, saying that i should disable it before first.

I also can't use Windows xp's system restore to erase it, because it goes back to the the current state always.
pLEASE address the solutions to me as soon as possible, or tell me where can i get help. I have search the FAQ section but to no avail.
Faronics support reprensentatives told me that my deep freeze is corrupted. Here's my technical info:
I have search in the respective faronics folder only to find this...
1)DFServe.exe( as for 7.22.020.3453 standard version)
Hence i cannot find the 1) Frzstate2k.exe, 2) DFMonitor.exe files]
Tell you what, i don't have a bear icon(deep freeze) at the bottom right of my windows screen.

So , I believe it is corrupted.What must i do to restore everything back to its original, without having to reformat the hard drive...
Thank you for your time.

Anonymous said...

unfreezer doesnt work on deepfreeze 7.
ANY SOLUTION TO THIS?

Jay Solina said...

i cant remove my deepfreeze it realy sucks ohh what can i do the deepunfreeze1.6 cant detect may deepfreeze any method that can help pls......?????

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Anonymous said...

pls. guys help me remove faronics in my pc... email me at johnkingz21@yahoo.com.... thanks..!

Anonymous said...

is there anyone can help my PC is w
7.....my problem is that i accidentally on the deep freeze while in a windows update and when i restarted it then going to the welcome screen and its say "Windows Configuration" Please Do Not Turn Off Computer and when its 100% its reboot always i can't go to the desktop because i accidentally on the deepfreeze

Anonymous said...

is there anyone can help my PC is w
7.....my problem is that i accidentally on the deep freeze while in a windows update and when i restarted it then going to the welcome screen and its say "Windows Configuration" Please Do Not Turn Off Computer and when its 100% its reboot always i can't go to the desktop because i accidentally on the deepfreeze
email me please kenneth_llego18@yahoo.com

karren said...

it doesn't work for my deep freeze version 7. when i click the shift+double click the deep freeze icon was there but it doesn't work..

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Anonymous said...

please help me,there is no deepfreeze icon in my pc'desktop....i have no idea what to do but i just wanna remove it from pc... please mail me at aa_lonelyboy@hotmail.com

wroule said...

same problem as them.. when i try to add another partition to be freeze it actually freeze and automatically then i push the restart button its already in freeze statae. dont know that to do the icon is nowhere to be found in the task bar.. please email me at wroule@yahoo.com tnx a alot..

Anonymous said...

hai
inorder to uninstall deepfreeze just go to safemode by pressing f8 and select regedit in run and then select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, and select SOFTWARE and in that you could see deepfreeze6.0 so right click on it and delete.This operation needs Administrator rights so log in as an administrator and reboot the system once you delete.
This should uninstall deepfreeze permanently.
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Anonymous said...

THANK YOU FOR THE SHIFT AND DOUBLE CLICK ON THE ICON. WORKED GREAT!!!

Anonymous said...

I deleted DFStd.exe from Registry Editor complete but when reboot finish DFStd.exe is still appear on that again, I think it is on freeze state that why I can't remove it, and now I want to know how to thaw it without Df icon please advise me, this is my email: phusao@hotmail.com
thank you advanch

anonymous said...

i cannot uninstall my deep freeze..;L
i cannot see the icon below.. i open c/program/faronics/deepfreeze then i tried to double click the icon their is still no response...:C i tried your uninstaller...nothing happens... i tried to delete still deep freeze is installed... i noticed that in c/windows/systen32/drivers/dfs.... still installed...what will i do????

uninstall deepfreeze said...

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maximusgalaxius said...

how to uninstall my deep freeze v. 6 program from my pc. Please help. Please email me.

maximusgalaxius said...

here's my email add carlovismanos@yahoo.com.ph

Anonymous said...

hi admin
it does not work by pressing clt+shift+alt+f6
please send answers in hhrk71@yahoo .com id

vishal limbani said...

thanxx its very nice trick to disable ....

Anonymous said...

Thanks for giving me this valuable information. I have solved very serious problem that occurred due to deepfreeze software installation.

Anonymous said...

hi good day,,, can someone hel pme to uninstall the deepfreeze installed to my pc..i dont know who installed it to my pc, no one here in our house installed so i dont know the password..i dont know what to do,, help me..

Anonymous said...

SHIFT AND DOUBLE CLICK/ctrl+alt+shift+f6 both process doenst work on my pc. What would I do?

Anonymous said...

SHIFT AND DOUBLE CLICK/ctrl+alt+shift+f6 both process doesnt work on my pc. What would I do?

Anonymous said...

in my case AVG terminates FrzSTate2k.exe and DF5Serv.exe// the problem is everytime it does that i cant access deepfreeze(no icon & ctrl+alt+shift+f6 doesn't work).. and everytime i make changes in avg, it reverts back to the old settings and terminates the same processes.. how do i break this cycle?? pls email advice: lucrandi1@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Where i can get working unfreezer deepfreeze 7.22 ?? Thank you admin

Anonymous said...

Hello Guys,

What will happen if Deep Freeze is on and i will uninstall a program, like a huge size game, will it restore the program after reboot? thanks

Anonymous said...

i have no yet password then what can i do???

Anonymous said...

try to use anti deepfreeze this is the download link http://www.4shared.com/zip/QFTEHMBO/anti_deep_freeze.html if ask to log in before download this... Use My account Username : mitovan_wildboy@yahoo.com
password: blackbloood dont try to change may password is wasting your time

after download the anti dreep freeze .. install it then uninstall ... your problems hass been solve by me :) ^_^


Anonymous said...

try to use anti deepfreeze this is the download link http://www.4shared.com/zip/QFTEHMBO/anti_deep_freeze.html if ask to log in before download this... Use My account Username : mitovan_wildboy@yahoo.com
password: blackbloood dont try to change may password is wasting your time

after download the anti dreep freeze .. install it then uninstall ... your problems hass been solve by me :) ^_^ but before you do this scan first to virus removal tools heres the download link:
http://www.kaspersky.com/antivirus-removal-tool?form=1 maybe your computer is affecting the virus called SALITY VIRUS so scan first :)

Nender Thal said...

Thanx A lot bro...it worked....