Staying one step ahead malware infections that propagate through a variety of media and seek a way into your computer to snatch data or wreak havoc for the amusement of malevolent people who create them is not an easy task. There are many software solutions for dealing with viruses, hacking and phishing attempts, as well as other similar threats, but a single computer can only accommodate a limited number of such tools.
Concurrent antivirus solutions, for example, may not get along well and do more harm than good and this is the reason for which lighter, cloud-based applications tend to become more appreciated.
Among the system protectors that are driven by such engines is Crystal Security, a lightweight, standalone program that doesn't even needs installation to ensure the computer it runs on is safe. Through a clean and easy to understand interface you will be able to start the scan and let the utility do the cleaning for you.
The checkup runs smoothly and in a matter of minutes you should have the results concerning the safety status of your PC. Even if it seems a rather plain tool, Crystal Security will surprise you as soon as you peek under the hood a bit.
The 'Settings' area makes it possible for you to configure the checkup mode, as well as the scenarios in which the app will send you notifications. A neat feature of this software is the ability to upload items automatically, as they are detected, and have them subjected to a more thorough analysis and inclusion in the detection database.
You can also activate the shell integration, so when right-clicking a file onto your computer you will be able to have it analyzed with Crystal Security. From the same 'Settings' module you can enable the specific protection that will make sure that the items in selected locations are clean and pose no threat.
All things considered, it's safe to say that Crystal Security can provide a great supplemental layer of protection to any system, especially since it runs seamlessly alongside full-fledged antivirus solutions.
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all right almost forgot RAM usage here so for RAM usage as you can see it looks like we do have one process here that is specific to Crystal Security and it is using around 98 to a hundred megabytes of of memory that's not too terrible especially for today's standards so I'm gonna go ahead and say that the fact there's only one process it's using that much I granted it is using point zero one percent of the CPU it's it's pretty lightweight so definitely a lightweight application in that instance so just wanted to mention that and now we'll go off to the prevention test hey there techies welcome to the prevention test of Crystal Security 3.5 and as you can see Crystal Security is protecting our system and is also up-to-date and in addition to that it's already classifying files as safe on our computer that's nice to see and like I said earlier this is going to basically be populated with an entire list of classifications via which files are good bad unsafe you know the whole deal similar Takamoto alright so let's close that out and then we have our links right here we're gonna go ahead and test those links so let's start with link number 1 here and see what we get if anything okay we're gonna go ahead and close out of that and we're gonna go to the next one I don't think it really did much okay so this one looks like it's some sort of a file we're gonna go ahead and run it and see if we get any sort of prompts from Crystal Security now you saw right there we actually had a digital signature right there and it appears as if we have an unknown object right here and it does not permanent rule okay so it still ran it looked like so it's still able to run we're gonna go ahead and say block because I know this is basically Mauer so we're gonna say block and it terminate to the file perfect that's exactly what we wanted to see awesome awesome awesome so first one is blocked this is brand new malware guys so let's go ahead and check let's see let's try this one right here did it work I saw some search protocols but there we go okay so let's try this one right here appears to be ticking its own sweet time here I'm on a little faster alright we'll go on to the next one here just to save some time all right then at least find the next one right adware adware here's the virus let's try this one count unavailable well you know I don't care all right so that one's done anyways we're gonna go ahead and ignore the fact that smart screen is saying that's bad I'm gonna run it anyways okay you can see multiple okay so it looks like some sort of browser here and we have cristal security with a prompt here we're gonna go ahead and say okay so a collective cloud it's detected now it doesn't give me any sort of detail on the collective cloud doesn't tell me which publisher or antivirus engine detected that and I think that is part of the first of all meant to block this here and see if it goes away okay so we're gonna block this again and it looks like it terminated itself now we do one piece of malware running down here still it looks like it may have gotten past it so that's interesting but what I was saying I get it finishing what I was saying earlier is the collective cloud because it uses virus totals API servers part of the agreement with the API service is it cannot interfere with the sales or anything of that sort with other anti-malware vendors that it's using so that's why I believe it doesn't show which vendor detected it just because of that but it would be nice if they would show that I would definitely like to see that so but you know it can't have everything right as long as it does a good job like I said we do play one piece of now running down there so that's interesting all right we're gonna go ahead and try a different one here let's try this one right here I think we're gonna go to so this one it's right number two was blocked as well as number three yes okay so it looks like we already have another prompt here so we're gonna block that okay yes I'm number two so this is number three I'm just trying to make sure I get my links straight here okay disregard not REMIC recommended so it looks like this might be an exploit of some type let's sit here a little bit hard drive is definitely definitely going crazy that's why I kind of think it might be an exploit but maybe maybe not can also hear my CPU fan speeding up as well all right let's move on to the next one and I count that one as yeah I'm not gonna count it as anything because it just doesn't show anything running here in RAM and you know what I don't think it's working so let's go on we're gonna pick one more here it's not charging the script file here pick one more from here and then we're gonna go ahead and then go to a different website so this one appears to be kind of the same thing all right let's go to VX vault and see what VX vault can do for us today okay so let's try this one and I want appears to be dead and this one's gonna be dead too as long as these these in that and the other thing you will get one link that'll work today maybe we're lucky if we're lucky all right so we got this one that looks like it works download that one download on say file I don't care because I have Crystal Security protecting me all right so it looks like we have a threat that was blocked it's perfect that's what we want to see awesome so that threat was ran on the system and uh-oh uh-oh maybe I spoke to his son okay close that and it did not look good and it did not look good at all all right so let's just oh we got something ran right there I saw that all right so that one yeah gee that one was a block but I miss at the same time I'm gonna count that one is that well block it a question mark because I think that that one got through enough to the point where it definitely did some damage that's not good that is not good okay so we'll continue and let's go ahead and go to the next one so this is link number 4 and this one looks like it's dead link number five or four still getting ahead of myself Oh Malwarebytes why do you have to do this to me all right well malwarebytes is doing a good job let's try it again and that was dead let's try this one right here now we're getting him and you can see the dates are really getting so if this is probably dead if not dead yeah you can see it's dead it would be detected otherwise most likely let's try mail code this is just not a good day for an hour okay we're gonna try this one out now malko typically has a lot of adware which is very difficult for anti viruses to detect and that might be a good test for this program but judging by the size of this it looks like it'd be more slow okay so it's some sort of downloader we'll go ahead and see what it can do so it looks like it's detected via the collective cloud internal check clean clean clean they might want to change that so we're gonna go ahead and block that alright so what do we got here that wants to run okay so that may have been associated with part of the other program however that one was definitely blocked so for was it was blocked it's allowed to run but nevertheless it did partially block it so I'll give it I'll give it to it Crystal Security yeah you did pretty good okay let's try this one Oh doesn't matter doesn't matter okay threat blocked so we want to see we try to run it nothing and removed perfect yeah that's what we want to see so number five has been blocked awesome awesome awesome it's trying to get a different one here kind of scroll a little bit PC care yeah that always just sounds wonderful but yet people download this stuff advanced PC here I hey we're getting somewhere now in our advanced PC care whoo there we go alright on safe run anyways right anyways it's running anyways with nothing from crystal security Crystal Security right are you there no okay well that one was unfortunately missed cuz it ran and it it ran out alright so let's take a look at this one right here we'll see what that damage it did maybe it just crashed it could have been that too we will definitely see later on with the scan results not commonly downloaded but we'll run it anyways it was like NORAD where to me okay so now we have the collective cloud and the internal check of Crystal Security so we're gonna go ahead and block that that's a definite block right there all right so seven was blocked and you do have some things popping up on the desktop over here that did my mind shouldn't be if it was blocked all the actions should then be reversed or at least it shouldn't have been allowed dude its actions in the first place because it's allowed to do this it's gonna be allowed to do other modifications the system that could be even more serious than just a stupid little shortcut but that's my opinion alright so we're gonna do Lincoln number eight here maybe today would be nice all right see there's all these PC cares on here feels like we did this one already though just try so far let's do this one next this one looks fancy oh but we got this one I'm ready to go okay run anyways run anyways there we go there we go it crashed up nope because it was removed ah there we go ooh crystals cutie score one for you okay perfect but it did drop some stuff in the desktop as you can see so it definitely was able and we got more stuff being detected some run dll's down here so it definitely dropped enough of its payload to where it can do its damage and i think i'm gonna go ahead and shorten this time here because i think 20 seconds for this stupid little threat block thing window is kind of ridiculous so let's go ahead and you're the settings and I think it's in behavior and it's in behavior unsafe duration I think this is considered an unsafe file would you consider with that honest a file detection rate you gonna try that let's give that a try unsafe file let's change that to 5 seconds can we change it to 5 seconds please there we go okay my num lock parently is enough apply okay let's see if that worked okay dude we're cool five seconds maybe five a little too long anyways uh number nine I think right now it's gonna be this one right here number nine number nine all right download a file smart screen must think I'm like the dumbest person in the world right now I why are you downloading all these unsafe files I'm telling you they're unsafe okay so it looks like we have an alert here and I think it's a relative to that one we're gonna go ahead and see I wasn't paying attention but we do have you can see some malware running in the background here let me take a look at this actually that is the piece of malware I believe right there yeah that is our bad boy right there so number nine was missed completely completely missed that is disappointing see say at least and then we have looks like some errors coming here couldn't write a log file Crysta security stopped working oh that's cute so now the mauer is just able to go crazy okay so that was detected out of 42 out of 53 vendors is it gonna restart itself was just gonna stay down like that I guess it's just gonna stay down can we open it back up Crystal Security we need you still the world is collapsing around us here and I guess I doesn't care all right I think we got it back online here okay cool hopefully it'll stay online so we can complete the test you're all right and let's do that no I think we did that something similar to that I feel these URLs are all like the same today they just they look all the same to me let's try this one must be number 10 be good enough I'll call it good okay update dot exe that just sounds like just screams malware right there okay so torrent search oh I don't care about that let's say oh well cool it was blocked anyways good enough for me alright so where do we stand on Chris still scared here so it appears that is only missed two of them so I guess I can't show you the results it looks like yeah blocked eight out of ten not bad not bad at all I've seen a lot worse results regardless the fact that he did crash that's not a good sign guys that really is not a good sign that should not have happened at all and I think this does have self protection and I think it is enabled and it as well as you can see we do a piece of malware running in the background right here now it says I can't find it why can't it defined fine so looks like I can't find the virus total results is that what it can't find well that's not good at all so what I'm gonna have doing now is we're gonna go ahead and see if we can scan infected file here so let's go and extract this well first of all we're gonna do is we're gonna disable these security here so instead of disabling it I'm just gonna go ahead and exit the application because it's so easy to do that extract them our here type in my super secret password let's see we got so it appears that we got 297 pieces of malware in this folder we're gonna go ahead and do a contact scan with cristal security so analyze with cristal security we're gonna see how many pieces of Mauer it can find salt 297 we started out with how far will be reduced if crystals security were to open up I hope you'll to cut the video and tell you and not leave you hanging like this oh dear oh dear this is not good all right everyone so we have finished scanning the folder as cumbersome as it was judging by the clock if you look at it it turns out that you cannot right click on a folder and analyze with Crystal Security it just will not scan the holder like it stated earlier the collective cloud which is part of Crystal Security is only able to actually scan executables I don't even think batch files are part of that so I don't know for it to scan something it has to be an executable meaning that you have to actually right-click each and every file before you can scan it or in order to scan it I should say which is a pain in the butt I really wish they'd fix that but I think that's like I said part of the agreement with virus totals api service anyways after I let real-time scanner just go ahead and remove everything does it wanted to you can see we're left to 0 objects which is really good so I've got a great detection right I expected that to be honest with you just because it utilizes virus totals database so with that said I accidentally closed up the results of the scan here but I guarantee you guys it did not find anything I give you my promise so that was the scan and I ran a full advanced scan that was an advanced scan too so just letting you know um if we go to malwarebytes here you can see that it just found two unwanted applications that's it or potentially unwanted applications one of which is States it's in the quarantine of I'm assuming Crystal Security and the other one which is in the temporary folder not too big of a deal so that's those results what do we got for hitman pro hitman pro is a little bit different but mostly the same here as you can see we do have that power pack right down here that malwarebytes detected earlier as well as some additional trojans in the temporary internet files not a huge deal all we have to do is dump the temporary net files and the threat is gone so internet options delete done easy easy and then we're just left with a whole bunch of tracking cookies there's a shock so a memo didn't really have anything to gripe about Norton Power Eraser a little bit different of a story here so well it detected a lot of the things that malwarebytes and hitman pro detected especially in temporary internet files which aren't a big deal it also detected Crystal Security as being a threat now this is most likely because it was just released a few days ago this is a new version and that norton for some reason just doesn't have any history on this version and most likely also because it's not digitally signed so I think Norton just needs to probably put this in a database and it should be fine but also Crystal Security probably needs to get their program actually digitally signed so that this is not a problem with smart screen filter with Norton and other anti-malware applications especially if you're designing this to run in the background alongside other anti-matter applications that kind of has to work with them and not have them trying to get rid of Crystal Security so but maybe it's a way of other applications kind of getting mad at Crystal saying you're using our technology I don't know but I think that definitely needs to be worked out and that's pretty much it for a Norton Power Eraser so not a lot of malware in there either and let's take a look at process Explorer do we have running the background we still have this looks like this program here running in the background and that's that's it not much that other piece of malware was in earlier since the reboot has been removed removed no longer the system so that's that's pretty good to see oh what am I missing I think it's time for our final verdict here on Crystal Security what do I think about crystal Oh crystal well overall I'd have to say it did a pretty bang-up job now it is considered a secondary scanner so that's why me a little more lenient with the crashes that it was experiencing but overall that's about the biggest thing next to the context scanner that they really need to improve on interface wise it's a basic scanner I'm not expecting too much and like I said earlier it's not the worst in the world but it's definitely not the best so they got the multiple engines and that's really the best thing that I've I gotta say about this program right here is it utilizes virus totals API meaning you get all of the virus totals engine or virus total database access within this program you get behavioral affections you get heuristics you get all of that plus Kerberos file intelligence database all in this little one megabyte application that's amazing that is just amazing so and especially for free that's even more amazing I mean this is that's why I can't and I can't not say you should put this on your system because realistically being free and all those features it's a great application they just need to fix the crashing I mean they for chronolog this has been out since 2013 they should have this crap together by now but nevertheless I'm gonna go ahead and copy the log files over and see if the developers want them for further research to see if they can fix it but not too confident and that considering that this has been or not I'm going issues since 2013 they haven't fixed it now and why are they gonna fix it in the future just doesn't make any sense so I think that's gonna be you guys overall perform very well and I'd recommend running it on a system I can't see why not you know systems clean for the most part few pieces of malware running or one piece of malware running doesn't seem to be doing too much damage to the system other applications didn't seem to be too concerned and overall system is very usable still not a lot of hard drive activity and it works I'll just click on that to make sure and everything else seems to be in tip-top shape so as a secondary scanner definitely recommend it just make sure you run something alongside it vast norton MC soft comodo some of that sort something that's well-defined testin proven to work something of that sort so hope you enjoyed the video guys I hope to have the removal test of Crystal Security out soon until then talk to you later
|File Size: 1.2 MB||Downloads: 23176|
|Added: Oct 27th 2017||
User rating: 3.6
Company: Crystal Security
|Supported Operating System: Win 7, Win 7 64 bit, Win 8, Win 8 64 bit, Win 2008, Win 2008 64 bit, Win Server 2012, Win 10, Win 10 64 bit|