Crystal Security - Discussion

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

  1. kardokristal

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Default or custom settings? I assume that you changed "Scope" or "File Types".
    Hi @Poppey,

    Thank you for the feedback.

    If file is detected as Safe then there is no alerts (based on your settings).

    Please try again right-click menu and then open Overview section. You should see analyzed files in Overview.

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2016
  2. Iangh

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    Didn't change anything other than set to run at startup. Downloaded portable and ran as is.
     
  3. mantra

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    hi
    i have just tried and it's a beautiful program
    there is even a portable version , is the portable version powerful like the installation version ?
    thanks a lot
     
  4. SHvFl

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    It's exactly the same thing. No differences.
     
  5. mantra

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    hi
    thanks
    have you found issue with another security software like eset smart security ?
     
  6. SHvFl

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    Don't use ESET but i doubt you will have a problem. Try it with the portable and see i guess.
     
  7. kardokristal

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    Hi @langh,

    Thanks for the feedback.
    Hi @mantra,

    Thank you for the interest. I am glad you like it. :)
    Yes. same features.
    There should be no issues between Crystal Security and ESET Smart Security.

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
  8. mantra

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    Hi
    i want to try the portable at work , but does it leave registry keys or file on the pc when i shut down crystal security ?
    thanks
     
  9. kardokristal

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    Hi @mantra,

    When you enable Shell integration feature under Settings then it will add registry key for right-click menu.

    Crystal Security stores data files under "AppData" directory: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Crystal Security

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
  10. mantra

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    ok thanks Kardo
    seeing i can't install program under my computer at work , i will not enable shell integration
    but how can it detect a malware ? i mean without drivers ?
    thanks really beautiful program , maybe in the future we could see an hips ?:thumb:
     
  11. colorado13

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    It's a very good and light program.
     
  12. kardokristal

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    Hi @mantra,

    Thanks for the interest. Sorry about late reply.
    It is possible to monitor files (without drivers) on your computer. e.g. when file is created, modified, launched.
    Thank you for the kind words. I am glad you like it. :)
    Hi @colorado13,

    Thanks. Your feedback is much appreciated. :)

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
  13. mantra

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    @kardokristal
    if the portable version doesn't leave behind registry keys or files outside
    ) , 1) might i add to some great freeware sites even porteble free sites?

    2)
    i haven't right now a clean machine to test it ,but without shell integration and "data", it doesn't leave files and registry keygs , doesn't it?

    3)
    maybe it could be a great idea if the program could store crystal security date in its own folder will be 100% portable and amazing , have a tool like it on a usbstick would be really a pure GEM

    thanks again for the beautiful software
     
  14. kardokristal

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    Hi @mantra,
    1. Crystal Security is listed on some websites as portable anti-malware tool.
    2. If you want to remove registry entries then disable "Shell integration" and "Start with Windows" under "Settings". Data files are located only in "AppData" directory. You can delete Crystal Security directory under AppData manually.
    3. Currently there is no plans to change it because it is better to use same location for installer and portable version.
    I hope it helps. :)

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
  15. mantra

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    Hi @kardokristal
    could be setup to scan the files downloaded from internet , i mean the chrome or firefox cache and block all form of Ransomware ?
    a simple hips would be great ,by the way
     
  16. kardokristal

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    Hi @mantra,

    Thank you for the interest. Sorry about late reply.

    If you want to monitor only some areas then please apply the following settings:

    Go to Settings => Protection => Monitoring
    1. Under "Scope" un-check following items: "All files", "Program files" and "System files"
    2. Check the following item: "Custom"
    3. Click on the bulb icon to edit "Scope"
    4. Now add custom location and click on "Protection" tab.
    After changes click on the "Apply". Now Crystal Security should analyze only custom locations.

    I hope it helps. :)

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
  17. Djigi

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    Is CS be banned from VirusTotal like SecureAPlus or is everything good for the future?
     
  18. kardokristal

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    Hi @Djigi,

    Thank you for the interest.
    I discussed with VirusTotal staff about VirusTotal usage in Crystal Security. Some changes are needed.
    1. VirusTotal references will be added into analysis. "VirusTotal" will be also mentioned in "Collective cloud" and "Uploads" descriptions.
    2. It should be clear to users that Crystal Security is a second-opinion tool and not replacement for AntiVirus suite.
    3. Crystal Security helps VirusTotal by submitting unknown executable files (already implemented). Possible to use as "VirusTotal Uploader"
    4. Users can decide what to do with each detected file (already implemented)
    All changes will be added in the next version. Everything should be good with VirusTotal usage. :)

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
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  19. kardokristal

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    I have been testing it and it's a quite mature version. Everything works well.

    What are your plans for Crystal Security this year?
     
  21. kardokristal

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    Hi @guest,

    Thank you for the feedback.
    It is great to hear that. :)
    There is a plan to add new in-house engine which will be based on different rules set to determine if file is malicious or not. It will work in offline mode and there is no database or database updates. New engine improves over-time with new/improved rules set. There will be also sensitivity levels so user can configure it easily via Settings.

    New In-house engine will be also primary engine.There is no unknown result for this engine but if file is unknown to Collective cloud then it will be still uploaded and re-checked later to confirm file status.

    There will be also other improvements in next 3.7 Beta version.

    I wish everyone a Happy New Year! :)

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
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  22. fblais

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    Installed the portable version on my PC at work yesterday.
    Nice stuff!
    However, I found out that if left with Auto-decision at OFF, and went away from the PC a few minutes, when I went back, the popup was opened asking for my decision but I guess a few other alerts happened in the meantime and it became unresponsive.
    Maybe the scan should pause while a decision popup occurs?
    Just a guess on what happened though.

    Thanks!
     
  23. kardokristal

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    Hi @fblais,

    Thank you for the feedback.
    I am glad you like it. :)
    Interesting. I'll try to re-produce it.
    It already works this way.

    Please provide the following information:
    1. Operating System and architecture (32/64-bit)
    2. Any other security software
    Thanks in advance. :)

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
  24. fblais

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    Thanks Kardo.
    Windows 7 professional, 64 bits.
    MSE realtime, Windows FW.
    MBAM 3.0.5 in free mode, so nothing in realtime, and didn't run a scan since your program is running.

    Regards,
    François
     
  25. kardokristal

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    Thank you for the feedback François. :)

    If there is any other issue, suggestion or feedback then feel free to let me know anytime.

    Regards,
    Kardo
     
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