Crystal Security Alternatives

    Crystal Security is described as 'cloud-based system that detects and removes malicious programs (malware) from your computer. Its technology provides fast detection against malware and lets you know about the changes on your computer in real time' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Crystal Security for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android Tablet, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, which is free. Other great apps like Crystal Security are Microsoft Defender (Free), Clam AntiVirus (Free, Open Source), Spybot - Search & Destroy (Freemium) and AdwCleaner (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 12, 2020

    1. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is considered to be the next step in the detection and removal of malware. In our product we have compiled a number of new technologies that are designed to quickly detect, destroy, and prevent malware.
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    2. Microsoft Defender is built into Windows to help guard your PC against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software in real time.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      • Symbian S60
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      Spybot - Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications.
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    3. AdwCleaner is an easy-to-use OS security utility that allows you to get rid of adware on your computer in seconds, by quickly scanning the system.
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      • Windows
      HitmanPro (formerly Hitman Pro) is an on-demand malware scanner and removal tool. It will usually do a full-system scan significantly faster than other (traditional) solutions due to its cloud-based scan technique.
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    4. SUPERAntiSpyware is a software application which can detect and remove spyware, adware, malware, trojans, rogue software, worms, rootkits, parasites and other potentially harmful software applications, as well as restore modified system settings.
    5. The Emsisoft Emergency Kit contains a collection of programs that can be used without a software installation to scan and clean infected computers for malware.
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    6. Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is a free software intended to disinfect infected computers, removing viruses, Trojans, and spyware, as well as any other types of malware.
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    7. herdProtect is a second line of defense malware scanning platform powered by 68 anti-malware engines in the cloud.

      Discontinued

      The program is currently not available on the official website: the download option was removed at the beginning of 2017. Last version, 1.0.3.9, released in December 2014, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.

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