InstantRescue™ is a brand new system recovery tool that uniquely protects your operating system and installed applications from virus attacks and failed system and software updates and immediately restores them in the time it takes to reboot. Selected files (My Documents, My Music, My Pictures and My Videos selected by default) are preserved in their most recent state at the time of system failure and accessible immediately upon reboot. Nothing can protect you from system failure like InstantRescue does — not even data backups or Windows System Restore.
Backups Give You a False Sense of Security
If you think backing up your hard drive protects you against system failure, think again. Even performing daily backups can leave you with a false sense of security. Here are two reasons why:
- Your backups are only as good as the last time you backed up your data. If you made changes to existing files today that were backed up yesterday (or a week ago, or longer) and you have a system failure before your next backup, you can lose all the changes you made today.
- Your backups do you no good if you have a PC you can’t boot into.
InstantRescue automatically protects all files in your My Documents, My Music, My Pictures and My Videos folders, along with any other files you chose to protect when you installed InstantRescue.
Not only does InstantRescue immediately recover your files along with installed applications and your operating system after a system failure, it recovers your files in their most current state at the time of the failure. So when you boot into your Rescue Area, even if your Rescue Area was created 3 weeks ago, your files will be restored in the state they were in today, at the time of the failure — not their state 3 weeks ago.
Backing up your files is still recommended because if you delete a file protected by InstantRescue, you can access an older version of that file if it was included in a prior backup. (However, if you purposefully deleted the file while it was being protected by InstantRescue, you may not need that file any longer anyway).
System Restore Can Only Protect Your System if You Can Access It
You might rely on Windows System Restore to revert your PC back to a point in time before your system crashed or was attacked by a virus but you can only use System Restore:
- as long as a virus hasn’t disabled it;
- and you are actually able to boot into your PC.
If System Restore has been disabled or if you are unable to boot into your PC, InstantRescue can immediately restore your system to a point before the virus attack or system failure, and all your protected files will be rescued along with your system, but only if you have installed InstantRescue prior to the incident that rendered your PC unusable.
System Restore Can’t Protect Your Files or Applications
System Restore only reverts your system back to a point in time before you, or a virus, or a software update made changes to your system. It doesn’t protect your files or installed applications.
InstantRescue preserves and immediately recovers your operating system, installed applications and all the files in your My Documents, My Music, My Pictures and My Videos folders, along with any other files you selected when you installed InstantRescue.