Comodo Time Machine – A Powerful System Restore Utility

Comodo Time MachineIf you are looking for an utility that will literally save your PC’s butt, then Comodo Time Machine may be the answer you are looking for. What this innovative utility does is take snapshots of your PC and archives those snapshots so that if you experience a computer problem (like a malware or virus attack), you simply revert back in time to one of the snapshots you had previously taken. In other words, if you mess up your PC and you have the Comodo Time Machine software installed, you can go back in time to restore your PC to a previous good state.


Comodo Time Machine (CTM) is a powerful system rollback utility that allows users to quickly restore their computers to an earlier point in time. CTM ‘snapshots’ are a complete record of your entire system (including the registry, critical operating system files and user created documents).  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.

Comodo Time Machine is an excellent replacement for the “System Restoration” function that is built into Windows.  As a matter of fact, on my main PC, I turned “off” the Windows Restore utility, to reclaim disk space, and started using Comodo Time Machine as my main PC restore (rollback) utility.  Comodo Time Machine is a much more capable restore utility than the restoration function that is built into Windows; AND, what I find amazing is that there is no excessive disk usage bloat (like with Windows Restore).  This utility, when properly managed, could be a lifesaver to you.  I am now using Comodo Time Machine, on my main PC, as a layer of protection in conjunction with my disk imaging and backup software.

Layered Security

  • Schedule automatic snapshots to be taken at regular intervals
  • Roll back to the last known working state in the event of virus attacks or crashes
  • Take snapshots of your computer before large installations or system maintenance

It also comes in very handy when I am testing software. I simply install/test the software; then, instead of uninstalling the software, I revert back in time, using the Comodo Time Machine.  If you have multiple users (like kids) using one PC, this software may help you keep your sanity.

I am not going to get into all of the capabilities of the Comodo Time Machine; however, I highly recommend that you read the “User Guide” [ Click Here ] before you make the decision to use the software. Personally, from what I can attest thus far; Comodo Time Machine is a great innovation and is what the Windows restoration should be.

Why should I use Comodo Time Machine?

  • Easy to use – even beginners can quickly create system snapshots with a few mouse clicks
  • Provides instant and comprehensive system recovery after virus or spyware infections
  • Instantly reclaim your machine after devastating system crashes
  • Rollback the changes to ALL your documents – not just changes to system files and the registry
  • Boot-up console allows you to rollback even when your system will not boot to Windows
  • Test new software and network configurations in the knowledge that you can quickly switch back if problems develop
  • Completely remove unwanted software installations without the need to uninstall or clean the registry
  • Flexible restore options allow you to mount and browse snapshots to recover individual files or folders
  • Right click on any file or folder to synchronize it with a snapshot version
  • Schedule regular system snapshots to ensure highly relevant restore points
  • Network administrators have another way to quickly fix user or software problems
  • Libraries, Internet cafes and other publicly shared networks can schedule a total system restore at the end of each session

Supported Operating Systems:

Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit)
Windows XP with service pack 2
or higher (32 and 64 bit)
Windows Server 2003
(32 and 64 bit)
Windows Server 2008
(32 and 64 bit. Except Windows Server 2008 Core)

Minimum Hardware:

Intel Pentium III Processor or higher
128 MB RAM

Free disk space:
4 GB (minimum) / 10 GB (recommended)


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  1. Bill,

    I reluctantly kept putting off the installation of Comodo Time Machine; and now after using it and testing it, I have a great deal of confidence in it. It is good to see that you endorse this application.



  2. You can also try returnil virtual system which can also help you a doesn’t take snapshot or restore but help you to work in a virtual workink os.


  3. We have students (from other classes) who bring in personal computers to repair. Some of these students are what we call ‘repeat’ customers who somehow get in a bind often. We just started using this with their permission and it has saved these students headaches. Excellent software. Great Review as always!



    1. Steve,

      I am glad to hear that someone else is using Comodo Time Machine. In my previous comment to Bill, you will notice I expressed reluctance. In my opinion, this software is a major breakthru… I am still researching the Comodo forums and am finding there is concerns about using defragmentation software in conjunction with the Time Machine; however, the Comodo Time Machine does have a “compact option” built into the software. I will definitely be following this application and its’ future developments. In the meantime, I am glad to have an app available that will restore my PC back to a previous (good) time when I mess it up…



  4. hi

    We used Comodo Time Machine.

    It saved us days of work on one machine.

    It totally messed up another machine.

    It also takes up significant amounts of sapce for snapshots of system configurations…probably the same as comparable products.

    So use with caution.

    Comodo are of course a BRILLIANT company eg their free-for-life anti virus and firewall. But I would urge some caution ONLY with this ONE product of theirs ie CTM. (Check their own forums and you will see similar problems)


  5. Too bad this is a direct rip off of Rollback RX.

    Shame on Comodo for trying to take the credit for all the hard work that Horizon did in respect to the actual restoring technology. But, all you have to do is read their forums to see that this doesnt always pay.


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