Returnil Virtual System 2010 Home Lux

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 15, 2009
Updated • Feb 24, 2017
Software, Windows software

System virtualization and sandboxing applications are more and more becoming a trend in the security software sector. The main benefit of virtual systems is that they protect the "real" computer system from changes made in sandboxes that programs run in.

If a virus goes wild in the sandbox then all that can be affected is the sandbox but not the rest of the computer system.

Update: Returnil Virtual System is no longer available. The company seems to have ceased operations.

Returnil takes this concept to a next level by concentrating on virtualization. The security software Returnil Virtual System 2010 Home Lux uses a combination of antivirus protection and a virtual system to protect the computer system the software is installed on.

The main difference between Returnil Virtual System 2010 and sandboxing solutions is that Returnil will create a clone of the operating system that gets loaded instead of the original one. This clone can run all applications and files that are installed on the system. They are run however in an isolated environment which means that the original operating system is not affected by malicious software, viruses and other threats.

Returnil Virtual System

Installation of Returnil Virtual System is thankfully not a complicated process. The user should however make sure that the computer system offers the minimum system requirements so that the software can be installed and operated properly.

The most important spec is the hard drive capacity for the installation which Returnil suggests to be 16 Gigabytes but at least twice the available computer memory)

The program itself is compatible with several Microsoft operating systems including Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows Server 2008. Another change to last year's offer is the 64-bit support that is now available for all supported operating systems.

The first step after the required system reboot at the end of the installation should lead into the program's options; Specifically into the System Safe menu.

Returnil will by default forfeit any changes made to the clone system on system shutdown or reboot. This is great for security as it ensures that the system will always be free from malware and problems as it reverts back to its original state. It is sometimes on the other hand necessary to make changes to the system, and this is why the option to save all changes is provided in that menu.

Please note that it is still possible to download files or documents for instance as they can be copied to an USB storage device or another system partition. There is even a workaround to store them on the system partition which can be found in the helpful faq that ships with Returnil.

System Safe is the virtual clone mode of the operating system. It can be turned on in the menu of the same name and does not require a restart for that operation. A restart is required once the user decides to exit the clone system and switch over to the "

Returnil's software supports the creation of a virtual hard drive that can be mounted when in System Safe mode. This is beneficial on computer systems without another partition because it ensures that the data can be saved to the virtual drive (remember data cannot be saved that easily to the drive the operating system resides on).

It is possible to configure Returnil to always boot the computer system into System Safe mode which can be an interesting option for multiple usage scenarios (e.g. public computer systems).

A file manager is provided in safe mode to access the files of the original hard drive. This comes in handy when a specific document or file needs to be accessed while in safe mode.

Returnil Virtual System 2010 Home Lux ships with a Virus Guard that protects both the standard and virtual system from virus attacks. It provides real-time protection against threats with the possibility to turn the virus protection off in case another antivirus program is installed on the computer system that should be used instead.


Virtualization is a great way of protecting the computer system from threats. Returnil Virtual System 2010 Home Lux offers a safe environment that seems ideal for public computers, lending computers to other users, family computers and even business environments.

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A review of the security solution Returnil Virtual System 2010 Home Lux by Returnil, a virtualization software program for Windows devices.
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  1. Pupsi said on December 24, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Fine ;)

  2. Fireball said on December 24, 2009 at 2:13 am

    Thank You

  3. Natan said on December 22, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    The MS Free solution doesn’t work on Windows 7. i hope this one does. good luck everyone!

  4. willdo said on December 22, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    can i have one too

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  6. sunkumarspace said on December 16, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    thanks, i got it in the previous year from yours blog though in the previous year i came late to these giveaway again thanks a lot for this, it is been awonderful to check yours blog.

  7. Hetal said on December 16, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    1 please

  8. Monish said on December 16, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    more sW

  9. Peter D said on December 16, 2009 at 11:17 am

    Hope I am winner too :O)

  10. Bob said on December 16, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Need this if you have kids

  11. Ian said on December 16, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Returnil keeps the bugs at bay, protecting the computer night and day

  12. giglman said on December 16, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Great, i am here and will win …

  13. Willem said on December 15, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you, Martin!

    A great gift from you indeed.

    Happy Christmas to you and your staff!

  14. Prakas h Pathak said on December 15, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    thanks count me in

  15. C Hui said on December 15, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Brilliant, definitely a useful tool for when you need to try out some changes.

  16. CRH said on December 15, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    count me in!

  17. shootingspy said on December 15, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    I want this can you plz send the link etc

  18. Aslam said on December 15, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    All I can say is


  19. Ercan Cem said on December 15, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Yes please, count me in.

  20. DanTe said on December 15, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Cool. Yet another useful item from Ghacks. I love this site!

  21. bsvols said on December 15, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    THANK YOU, Returnil and Martin – I LOVE this software! It not only completely protects my computer from any nasties that might slip past my security , it also protects it from visiting “know-it-all” relatives and wonderful, but mistake-prone kids.

  22. SmogHog said on December 15, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    This is a really great prize today.I hope I’m a winner.

  23. Sergio Rizzi said on December 15, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    I already have it, but thanks anyway ;)

  24. Rui Costa said on December 15, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    “We have an unlimited number of licenses for Returnil Virtual System 2010 Home Lux. If you want to license visit this giveaway page and enter an email address.”

    No need to comment, better read the whole article before replying eh? ;)

  25. Jay Presley said on December 15, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    A good safe software. Thanks

  26. bella smyth said on December 15, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    i could really do with this is look brilliant and some thing i could use

  27. junkman said on December 15, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Don’t see comments under this giveaway, ha-ha. I suppose all who needed already grabbed this giveaway from the other blogs where it’s been broadly available.

    P.S. Note, I post this not for winning this giveaway, cause I don’t need it ( Happy Sandboxie user), just for info. Besides I don’t much like spamming threads of such kind and practically don’t take part in such giveaways. Only once I tried my luck with KIS 2010 over here and failed. I think with my bad luck it’s better to to stay away from such giveaways unless something like this one’s posted :) which unfortunately I don’t need.

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