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Should I remove COMODO Time Machine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,830
United States Rank #27,574
Reach 0.0060%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.84 days
290.32 days >
Average installed length: 152.54 days


2.8.155286.178 86.55%
2.6.138262.166 8.40%
2.5.129464.157 1.68%
2.4.125818.154 3.36%

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COMODO Time Machine

What is COMODO Time Machine?  (from COMODO)

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).

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COMODO Time Machine is a software program developed by COMODO. The most common release is 2.8.155286.178, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 17.34 MB (18,180,608 bytes). The installed file update.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 40% of users of COMODO Time Machine come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.comodo.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\comodo\time machine
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{88615CE6-AC0B-43A7-9E5C-60A6DC0E9911}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by COMODO Time Machine

  • clientservice.exe - COMODO Time Machine
  • ctm.dll
  • ctm.exe
  • ctmcmd.exe
  • ctmsh64.dll
  • ctmshell.dll
  • ctmtray.exe
  • schedule.dll
  • update.exe
  • clientserviceps.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • ctmshell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CtmShell' with a class of {9A71BA55-C4E6-4964-872A-6DF9F45B3567}.
  • ctmsh64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CtmShell' with a class of {9A71BA55-C4E6-4964-872A-6DF9F45B3567}.
  • clientservice.exe runs as a service named 'COMODO Time Machine Client Service' (ClientService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ctmtray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'COMODO_TimeMachine' which loads as "C:\Program Files\COMODO\Time Machine\CTMTRAY.exe".

How do I remove COMODO Time Machine?

You can uninstall COMODO Time Machine from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program COMODO Time Machine, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove COMODO Time Machine.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.03%
Windows XP 22.69%
Windows 10 8.40%
Windows Vista 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.22%
Windows 7 Professional 17.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.53%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.98%
Windows 10 Pro 4.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.71%
  Germany 8.09%
  United Kingdom 5.88%
  Taiwan 3.68%
  Iran 3.68%
  Canada 3.68%
  Italy 3.68%
  Netherlands 2.94%
  Brazil 2.21%
  Norway 2.21%
  Australia 2.21%
  Sweden 2.21%
  Austria 2.21%
  Spain 2.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.51%
Dell 23.81%
Acer 15.87%
American Megatrends 6.35%
Toshiba 6.35%
Sony 1.59%
Intel 1.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.43%
HP Compaq dx2450 Microtow... 3.26%
Dell Studio 1749 3.26%
ASUS All Series 2.17%
Dell Inspiron 1564 2.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.17%


Comodo groups provides computer software and SSL digital certificates as well as offers many products as freemium, but additional features or more featured editions are available for a fee.
Publisher URL: www.comodo.com


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