Crystal Security - Discussion

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by kardokristal, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. kardokristal

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    Hi,

    If all goes according to plan then the new BETA version will be ready within a few days. :)

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
  2. kardokristal

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    Hi,

    Some information.

    The next BETA version comes with installer.. ("next", "next", "next" and done). ;)
    Shortcut will be created automatically so user is able to start program via desktop shortcut.
    Main executable will be in Program Files\Crystal Security\ and program is listed under Add/Remove programs list (for easy removal).

    There is a portable version as well as the addition.

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
  3. Malwar

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    Hi Kardo I remember you having a program to just scan your computer and remove malware is that still available? The reason I ask this is because I would like to have a scanner and remover with no realtime protection because I clean my friends/families pc(s).
    Thanks,
    Malwar
     
  4. kardokristal

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    @Malwar

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest.

    You probably mean product called Crystal X.
    Crystal X is already integrated into main product called Crystal Security.
    As I see you just like to use program without active protection.. Maybe I can help you.

    You can download current version of Crystal Security and disable Active protection completely under settings:
    Settings -> Enable protection (just uncheck this option and press Apply).
    All active protection methods should be disabled. Now just click on Checkup (left menu).
    Checkup checks your computer (just like traditional computer scan).

    Please let me know if you need anything else. Comments and feedback are welcome. :)

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
  5. Malwar

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    Thank you for you help but I was wondering if you could make a portable version with all of the realtime protection stripped, if it would be to much trouble do not worry about it. Thanks, Malwar
     
  6. Malwar

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    Sorry kardo I am on a mobile phone I hit quote but it did not quote, that last message was for you.
     
  7. kardokristal

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    Hi,

    At the moment there is no plan for a separate version.. sorry.. one of the best tool I can recommend for you is HitmanPro (without realtime protection).

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
  8. kardokristal

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    Hello,

    I am pleased to announce that a new BETA version of Crystal Security is available.
    Crystal Security 3.5 BETA is completely rebuilt from the ground up to be better, faster and more efficient.

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    Remember: This release may still contain significant errors. Please try it carefully and if you as the user find anything
    strange in the behavior of the program, then please feel free to let me know.


    Looking forward to your feedback. :)

    What's new in Crystal Security 3.5?
    • Re-designed user interface
    One of the biggest changes in this version is design. It is now more user-friendly, provides more possibilites and information about current status, analysis, updates, results and actions.
    • Two separate versions - Installer and portable
    It is now possible to use Crystal Security like any other product. Download the setup.. install (next, next, next).. finish and launch. After installation it is possible to run Crystal Security via desktop shortcut at anytime. Program is also listed under Programs and Features section for easy uninstallation.
    • Fully integrated Internal database - Active protection and Checkup
    Each detected a potentially dangerous file is analyzed with Internal and Cloud database.
    • Trust applications with digital signature
    For better performance it is now possible to Trust all digitally signed files automatically without any user interaction.
    • Password protection
    Protect Crystal Security settings with your own password to avoid any unauthorized activity.
    • Learning mode and Self-protection
    • Significantly improved Protection and Checkup
    Made several changes to Active protection and Checkup. Better malware detection and removale thanks to upgraded internal database and enchanced cloud usage. Running processes tracking is upgraded to provide more reliable detection and protection.
    • Improved data files structure
    Implemented New structure for data for better performance
    • Quarantine and Restore
    Place any malicious file in Quarantine. If necessary, restore the file from quarantine.
    • Lots of customization possibilities
    • Offline mode
    Program is able to continue work successfully without any network and cloud connection.
    • Updated context menu for every section
    • New and improved sections
    Added new Unrecognized section. All files listed in Unrecognized list will be checked again after certain interval.
    • Overall statistics
    • Import and Export - Settings and sections
    • Search filter for each section
    • Many other small changes and improvements
    Currently disabled features

    - Password protection, Learning mode, Self-protection and Shell integration and Overall statistics.

    Two different types of downloads

    Download installer version of Crystal Security 3.5.0.90
    Download portable version of Crystal Security 3.5.0.90

    Please uninstall any previous version completely to avoid conflicts.
    You can uninstall previous version via program tray menu.

    More screenshots:

    http://crystalsecurity.eu/images/3.5_beta/checkup.png
    http://crystalsecurity.eu/images/3.5_beta/notification.png
    http://crystalsecurity.eu/images/3.5_beta/settings_general.png
    http://crystalsecurity.eu/images/3.5_beta/settings_protection.png
    http://crystalsecurity.eu/images/3.5_beta/settings_behavior.png
    http://crystalsecurity.eu/images/3.5_beta/settings_checkup.png
    http://crystalsecurity.eu/images/3.5_beta/about.png

    Regards,
    Kardo
     

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  9. Tarnak

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    Hi Kardo,

    It has been awhile since I was last looking at your software. I had moved on, because things change, and there had been a halt in development.

    But, you have released a portable version, and this has given me the opportunity to test.

    However, I have run into the problem, that after the UI opens, when I click on settings, nothing happens.

    The computer freezes. I had to force a reboot.

    This has happened twice, now. First time, I was running it from a USB stick, and the second time, from the desktop.
     
  10. Tarnak

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    This is how it launched, the first time, from the usb stick:
     

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  11. kardokristal

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    @Tarnak Thank you for the feedback.

    Some questions for you:

    1. Your operating system: Windows XP 32-bit?
    2. Is it possible that other security software is blocking Crystal Security?

    After the first launch you should see About information (must click OK to close it): http://crystalsecurity.eu/images/3.5_beta/about.png

    I am not sure but maybe it is related to processes detection. It is upgraded and requires Admin privileges to work properly. Can you please check your AppData folder, can you find Crystal Security and related data files.

    Maybe it is time to set up Windows XP in VM.. let's see. :p I hope that your reported issue will be solved.

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
  12. Tarnak

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    1. Yes

    2. I run many betas...So, Maybe. ;)

    About, running a VM, I am not game to do that, on this system. I might upset the apple cart.
     
  13. kardokristal

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    Webroot information is funny because Start with Windows option is disabled by default.
    Thank you for the screenshots! I see a lot of different security software.. :D Maybe this is the case..

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
  14. kardokristal

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    Thanks for the answers. Hehe, actually I should set up a VM. ;)

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
  15. Tarnak

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    Some more screenshots, continuing:
     

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    Heh! Heh! ;)
     
  17. Tarnak

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    My system is unique! :):D
     
  18. kardokristal

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    Thanks Tarnak! :) - Yeah, you have so many filters :D, as you can see Crystal Security is trying to connect to VirusTotal.
    Also Internal database is in use, it means two results for each file. First result from Internal database and the second one from VT service via API.
    I added also digital signature check so it is possible to automatically whitelist signed files without any further analysis (better performance).

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
  19. kardokristal

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    @Tarnak If you find anything feel free to let me know.
    Now I'll get some sleep because the time is here 3:44 AM (night) at the moment. :D

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
  20. Tarnak

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    Yes.. get some sleep. It is 10:45 am Sunday, where I am. We can catch up later. :)
     
  21. kardokristal

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    Replied to your email. ;)

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
  22. Mops21

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    Hi Kardo Kristl

    Any infos about the translation File

    Can you post some screenshots about the installer process

    With best Regards
    Mops21
     
  23. Tarnak

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    Well I have some good news...I disabled WSA "Realtime Shield", and now it is running. ;)

    ScreenShot_Crystal Portable _v3.5.0.90_17.gif

    ScreenShot_Crystal Portable _v3.5.0.90_18.gif
     
  24. kardokristal

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    Thank you for your interest.

    Translation is not yet available.. but I'll let you know about translation. ;)

    Screenshots of installation process and first launch:

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    Regards,
    Kardo
     

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  25. kardokristal

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    @Tarnak Great to hear that everything is fine! :) Thank you for your time.

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
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