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CrystalDiskInfo is a HDD health monitoring utility. It displays basic HDD information, monitors S.M.A.R.T. values, and disk temperature.
What's new in this version:Added preliminary support for Windows 10Fixed no alert sound bug on Standard Edition (from 6.1.0)Updated language files Current Version 0 stars Be the first to review this product All Versions 3.3 out of 39 votes5 star 11 4 star 12 3 star 5 2 star 1 1 star 10 My rating0 starsWrite review 3 stars"Beware "Search Protect""July 11, 2014 | By si | Version: CrystalDiskInfo 6.1.14 ProsWorks well.ConsWatch out for Conduit Search Protect which tries to install unless you select "custom install" and uncheck the box for it. I've used v5 for quite a while and I really liked it. Not happy about this search protect slipping in now.SummaryWould give a higher rating if the Search Protect wasn't in there. It's very difficult to get out of a computer once it's in there.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 1 stars"Installs third party software without your consent"February 18, 2014 | By twiggus | Version: CrystalDiskInfo 6.0.4 ProsAbsolutely none - I bailed out of the install when it started adding third party software without my consent.ConsNothing but adware and spyware - do not install this. Why would CNET even offer this garbage, much less recommend it?SummaryI read the full end user agreement when I noticed mention of third party software. The agreement states that this software would not be added without your consent, so I decided to continue. The first thing that popped up was a screen asking if I wanted to perform "Express Install" or "Custom Install" of a program called "Search Protect". I was not given the option of not installing it, so I decided to cancel the entire Crystal installation. Much to my surprise, the program was installed anyway and it changed my browser homepage and search provider - all of this without my consent.
Guess I'll be running Malware Bytes to see if anything else was added without my consent...Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 1 stars"spyware+adware"January 24, 2014 | By StigR | Version: CrystalDiskInfo 6.0.4 ProsLots useful info but....Cons... it crashed my C:-drive...
Lots of spy- and adware installed, changed my startup-page and finally made my c: unbootable.
Took a few hours, but now up an running again.SummaryMy recommendation: Do NOT install...Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 4 stars"Works great. Told me things about my disk I never knew."January 02, 2014 | By ddragoo | Version: CrystalDiskInfo 5.6.2 ProsIt just works.ConsReally don't know of any cons.SummaryIf you are concerned about how your hard disk is doing this is the program for you. Each thing it tells you about you disk is easily searchable so you can find out what it means if you get alarms. WAY better than stuff like CHKDSK that comes with your OS. And its free!Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 1 stars"Terrible product; has adware/spyware"December 29, 2013 | By firstname.lastname@example.org | Version: CrystalDiskInfo 5.6.2 ProsNothing to brag about.ConsThe software installs a boat load of adware and spyware programs such as SearchProtect toolbar, SearchConduit (a browser hijacker) designed to snoop your every move on the PC, sabotage your online searches, and opening your computer for further attacks.SummaryI despise the developers of this software for resorting to this type of LOW in order to make a buck. This software has potential, but it's hindered by adware/spyware that installs automatically without the user's explicit consent. It took me an hour to remove SearchProtect as it managed to copy itself into all of the "program files" folders of my Windows drive.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 1 stars"Do Not DOWNLOAD!!"October 30, 2013 | By mjcphoto24 | Version: CrystalDiskInfo 5.6.2 ProsNothing NothingConsI downloaded this to check my hard drive to see if it was failing and I got so much garbage from downloading this. I got a whole bunch of add ware programs like tool bars that are hard to remove. I would not use it if I were you.SummaryI downloaded this to check my hard drive to see if it was failing and I got so much garbage from downloading this. I got a whole bunch of add ware programs like tool bars that are hard to remove. I would not use it if I were you. My anti virus kicked on and warned me. BAD BAD BAD!!! And not something that you want when you are dealing with a failing hard drive!!!!!!Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 1 stars"Nice product, comes with adware"October 10, 2013 | By Cycledoc22 | Version: CrystalDiskInfo 5.6.2 ProsEasy quickConspackaged with adware. From site, get AVG toolbar, without asking. Avoid.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 1 stars"Main purpose is to install other software"April 27, 2013 | By mikeburek | Version: CrystalDiskInfo 5.6.2 ProsIt can display some neat hard drive info.ConsIt installs OpenCandy, AVG Search Toolbar, Amazon search, and sets Amazon as your default page.
Uninstalling AVG Search Toolbar takes uninstalling from browser, several browser restarts, and uninstalling from Control Panel. There is no option to not install it.
Amazon Search gives you an option to not install it.
OpenCandy - no option to not install, and I'm not sure how to uninstall.SummaryMain purpose is to install other software. I would classify this as Spam/Trojan Horse. There are other utilities that won't sell you out and are still free.Reply to this review Read reply (1) Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 3 stars"To Be or Not To Be"April 02, 2013 | By ok4mi2 | Version: CrystalDiskInfo 5.5.0 ProsIt certainly seemed cable and competent of the abilities this excellent software possess. CNET Editors reviewed it highly and so I tried it. But it was interesting but that was about it as I really don't need that information churned out daily. I uninstalled it to have more room for the next CNET download.ConsIf I used it on a server, network environment it would be much easier to value it as worth the effort or not. Before that just happens to me it may be sometime. I cannot say it was particular usefulness to me.Summary
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The software is useful if one needs it. But for the average home user such as I am, it seems more of a curiosity which can be nice to see but unnecessary and occupies disk space which can be used for better purposes.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 4 stars"Good but..."April 01, 2013 | By ninja660 | Version: CrystalDiskInfo 5.5.0 ProsThe information this program processed for the drives is outstanding!ConsAdware - if you're not careful on installation, it attempts to install other packages such as RealPlayer - that was annoying considering it asks you to follow some of the freeware distribution rules.SummaryNot bad, but eliminate the bloatware/adware installers and I'd give it 5-*'sReply to this review Read reply (1) Was this review helpful? (0) (0) You are logged in as . Please submit your review for CrystalDiskInfo Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. CloseSince you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review. Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. CloseNote that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. CloseYour message has been reported and will be reviewed by our staff. CloseAdded preliminary support for Windows 10Fixed no alert sound bug on Standard Edition (from 6.1.0)Updated language filesWindows 8, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7
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