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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Comodo Time Machine (CTM)

As part of a layered security strategy, users can schedule automatic snapshots to be taken at regular intervals then roll back to the last known working state in the event of virus attacks or crashes.

It is also recommended practice to take snapshots of your computer before large installations or system maintenance like installing a Windows service pack, security updates or new drivers. Software Developers and testers can easily restore test systems to the default configuration after each deployment without the need to manually uninstall each application. Home users can even let the kids run amok on the family PC for an afternoon and be safe in the knowledge that any damage can be instantly undone and all files recovered.

Now you may wonder why you need this over Windows System Restore. Truth is viruses like to embed themselves in the WSR points. The second you choose to restore to a later time your still infected, but think otherwise. WSR also doesnt backup ALL files. WSR only restores system files and registry entries. CTM backs up everything including files and folders.

CTM also allows you to schedule when a task will take place as well as put access controls on the backup points. By doing this you make sure nothing is restored that doesnt need to be.