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Crystal Anti-Exploit Protection is a software product which aims to protect users of all levels of technical expertise against the growing threat from malware, drive-by and targeted software exploitation. Crystal was initially developed in its most rudimentary form by the author during the time that the Windows Metafile (WMF) vulnerability was being actively exploited in 2006 to protect the author from exploitation. Crystal aims to provide a viable method of defense against the exploitation of software vulnerabilities to users with all levels of experience; offering both the ease-of-use needed by basic users with only a rudimentary knowledge of computers, and the flexibility required by expert users whose requirements may extend as far as the need to modify exactly what protection methods are employed by software on a program-by-program basis.