bugjailer

New Member
How is Crystal Security free? Is there a business model here?

Does this software run alongside traditional AV software without conflicts? I am currently running Comodo Firewall (free) and Kaspersky Free AV.

The software scans files in the cloud. How does it achieve this? Does it hash them and send the hash to for example, VirusTotal?

Edit: The answer to Q2 seems to be yes. Can I run Crystal Security alongside Eset Smart Security
 

Kardo Kristal

From Crystal Security
Developer
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Hello @bugjailer

Thank you for your interest. :giggle: I am sorry about no reply via e-mail.
How is Crystal Security free? Is there a business model here?
Crystal Security is absolutely free to for home and business users. There is no business model.
Does this software run alongside traditional AV software without conflicts? I am currently running Comodo Firewall (free) and Kaspersky Free AV.
Yes. You can use Crystal Security alsongside traditional Antivirus software.
The software scans files in the cloud. How does it achieve this? Does it hash them and send the hash to for example, VirusTotal?
Collective engine uses VirusTotal API service to analyze detected files - only the hash codes are compared.
When unknown executable is detected then it will be fully uploaded to the VirusTotal service.

There are also in-house engines to provide additional detection. You can use Crystal Security even without internet connection.

If you have any other question or feedback then please let me know anytime via email or here.
I will try to respond faster to emails. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Regards,
Kardo
 

bugjailer

New Member
Hello @bugjailer

Thank you for your interest. :giggle: I am sorry about no reply via e-mail.


Crystal Security is absolutely free to for home and business users. There is no business model.


Yes. You can use Crystal Security alsongside traditional Antivirus software.


Collective engine uses VirusTotal API service to analyze detected files - only the hash codes are compared.
When unknown executable is detected then it will be fully uploaded to the VirusTotal service.

There are also in-house engines to provide additional detection. You can use Crystal Security even without internet connection.

If you have any other question or feedback then please let me know anytime via email or here.
I will try to respond faster to emails. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Regards,
Kardo
Sweet! Thanks for the reply! Will check it out