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Old 15. Jan 2010, 09:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was going to try comodo time machine and I was wondering if anyone has tried it and what they think about it, good or bad. Or perhaps just what people have heard. How effective is it at protecting against malware?
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Old 16. Jan 2010, 12:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting

Looks like a replacement to Windows Restore with added features. I have had problems with windows restore in the past. I am going to download it and give it a test drive. My present restore directory is over 3 gigs. If I was to go to commodo time machine I may have to decide if I can keep windows restore or commodo's. My advice is to proceed with extreme caution. You may also want to update your backup image if you use one before switching over if you decide to delete/diable your Windows restore function.

This may help answer your question: http://www.comodo.com/home/data-stor...a-recovery.php

Update: If you have TrueCrypt installed and if you have a second partition with linux installed. You will have to uninstall truecrpt and delete your linux partition before you can install Commodo time machine.
This is a show stopper for me.

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This program is a system recovery tool built on the same code as Rollback Rx, AyRecovery, EAZ-Fix, and PCTimeMachine. It is very powerful because it works with your hard disk at a low level and places itself in your Master Boot Record (MBR). The upshot is that when something goes wrong, your whole drive can be affected and your system can fail to start. It also means that other programs that mess with the MBR (i.e., the boot process) are not compatible with CTM, like multi-boot programs, partition managers, and the boot menu part of Acronis True Image, etc.

Now that it has been fully released, most of the problems being reported are at installation or uninstallation. It is highly suggested that you use a disk imaging program to make a backup image of your system disk before installing CTM. Here's a somewhat simplistic, but helpful review: Comodo Time Machine Review
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Thanks for the posts, I'll proceed with caution.
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A quick look at the Comodo CTM forums should be enough for anyone to exercise extreme caution with the program. It looks like it has more problems than a stuttering nerd at a speed dating party.
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A quick look at the Comodo CTM forums should be enough for anyone to exercise extreme caution with the program. It looks like it has more problems than a stuttering nerd at a speed dating party.
Agreed. Looks like another part of Comodo's "testing in the community" policy
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Looks like another part of Comodo's "testing in the community" policy
Wait! Does that mean Comodo has been secretly taken over by Microsoft?
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Old 17. Jan 2010, 06:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Just wanted to let you all know that I tested this all through the beta process and just uninstalled it yesterday for maintenance reasons but I have only had one glitch eith it and that was in the early beta process and all it did was damaged the mbr during an update and it would not boot. No biggie, 5 minute fix and since then I have had no problems at all.
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How did you fix it?
I think people who have problems with CTM often panic and try to fix things themselves. Some people try to delete files when they have trouble uninstalling, which is absolutely the wrong thing to do with CTM. Some people panic and reformat their disk before asking for help.
One thing that would really help out CTM is a better description of methods for uninstalling and dealing with problems.
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