What is FrzState2k.exe?

The genuine FrzState2k.exe file is a software component of Deep Freeze by Faronics.
Deep Freeze is a system backup and restore software for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS platforms. FrzState2k.exe is a core component of the Deep Freeze application. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Deep Freeze enables system administrators to safeguard the integrity of core operating system and configuration files on a server, desktop or workstation by backing up and restoring data back to an older configuration at the disk sector level while leaving the original data intact. This may be done in the event of data corruption, cyber attacks, malicious software infections, or simply to create 'virtual' changes to the system without making permanent changes. Faronics Corporation is a Canadian company that develops software solutions in information technology. The company's products are primarily used by libraries, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, government agencies, etc. Faronics was founded in 1993 and has since released nine products for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS platforms. Faronics is currently headquartered in Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada.

FrzState2K stands for Freeze State 2K

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the FrzState2k.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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FrzState2k.exe file information

The process known as Deep Freeze (version 6 utility, 7.00 utility, 5 utility, 6.62 utility, 6.53 utility, 6.61 utility, 7.00 Utility) or Deep Freeze utility belongs to software Deep Freeze (version 6, 5) by Faronics (

Description: FrzState2k.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. FrzState2k.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,818,229 bytes (11% of all occurrences), 1,819,482 bytes and 27 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. FrzState2k.exe is not a Windows system file. FrzState2k.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify FrzState2k.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as FrzState2k.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the FrzState2k.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Deep freeze is used for schools/companys. While it is on nothing can be saved on the hardrive as the next reboot will erase anything saved while deep freeze is on
  Ryan Ortiz  
For Faronics DeepFreeze, Protects PC
root freeze but allow virus pass
FrzState2K.exe is perfectly safe. It is part of Faronics Deep Freeze. If it is on your computer, you have Deep Freeze installed. It cannot be removed without uninstalling Deep Freeze.
  SDC   (further information)
This is the system tray icon/configurator for Faronics Deep Freeze utility
  Alan Paton   (further information)
Deep Freeze
It is a component of Faronics' Deep Freeze.
Deep Freeze
Its just deep freeze if you installed it. Deep freeze is a program that puts your computer in a frozen state so any changes you be reverted once you restart. It is a kernel level driver. If you don't want that, turn on Deep Thaw.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of FrzState2k.exe: based on 15 votes with 10 user comments. 5 users think FrzState2k.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 3 users think FrzState2k.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade FrzState2k.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving FrzState2k issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with FrzState2k. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the FrzState2k.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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