Latest News – (formerly Foolish IT) Computer Repair Software - PC Tech Utilities - Malware Prevention Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:05:24 -0500 en-US hourly 1 42914034 CryptoPrevent v18.10.20.0 Released Sun, 21 Oct 2018 04:07:12 +0000 v18.10.20.0 (October 20th, 2018)

    • Updated version numbering to reflect date of release for the version
    • Updated to the new d7x Tech branding
    • Updated included d7x
      • Corrects issue with Win10 1809 adding Downloads folder to the cleanmgr.exe run
      • Other misc improvements and bug fixes
    • Fixes for FolderWatch
      • Removed possible false positive patterns from matching
      • Optimized for memory consumption and performance
    • Added option to register free versions using the primary Bulk/White-Label Key (overall remaining key) if there are installs available that have not been assigned to an installer
    • Added check to only add UserProfile SRP rules for specific directories (in addition to %userprofile%) where there are more than 5 user directories on the system

We STILL have several more improvements already in development and testing, so there should be additional updates in the coming days.
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d7x v18.11.12.0 Release Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:04:06 +0000 Two quick fixes in the d7x v18.11.12.0 Release:

  • Fixed KillEmAll showing results/report in invisible Notepad window.
  • Fixed Tools menu not populating.


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dSupportSuite v18.11.9.1 Release Notes Fri, 09 Nov 2018 22:53:50 +0000 dSupportSuite v18.11.9.1 Release Notes


  • Added the ability to configure TLS/StartTLS in email encryption settings, as well as adding multiple authentication methods.
  • Added the ability to configure windows to override the system restore point creation limitation of once every 24 hours.
  • Changed default ‘Foolish IT’ text and registry settings to ‘d7xTech’.



  • Yet another fix related to CCleaner downloading (Non-Direct URLs was not functioning properly in all cases.)


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dSupportSuite v18.11.9.0 Release Notes Fri, 09 Nov 2018 16:43:07 +0000 Fixes:

  • Maintenance Check/Reminder splash screen was non-functional (it was a new feature that was only partially implemented previously.)
  • Registry backups as part of maintenance routine should have been deleting all but the last 10 backups, but it was not, causing excessive disk space usage on some systems over time.
  • Should now prevent the accidental creation of multiple maintenance/heartbeat tasks which occurred under certain circumstances.


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d7x Release (belated) Wed, 07 Nov 2018 19:32:58 +0000 Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue causing some apps started under the local system account (or d7x itself) to start invisible.
  • Fixed startup tab selection when changed to anything but the System Info tab in config.
  • Updated or removed several broken links from the Internet drop down menu.



  • When d7x is launched it will now remember the previous screen position, size, and window state (per-PC and user account.)


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dSupportSuite v18.11.7.1 Release Wed, 07 Nov 2018 19:26:54 +0000 Today dSupportSuite v18.11.7.1 was released to address a few issues, and also contains updates to the configuration interface to group some items more intuitively and make it easier to work with.

The online config manual is also being updated to reflect the interface changes, as well as added links to specific points in the video (although with the old interface) that describes thoroughly all of the same features and functionality!


  • Scheduled maintenance failed to start (only on some systems) although maintenance always worked properly when run from the user interface.
  • CCleaner custom app required an update to the default app configuration as well as the dSupportSuite binary itself, to address a new download method.  This would have failed in previous configurations.
    • Although this should not have been a problem for the maintenance task as a whole, some people have reported when CCleaner ran that maintenance would stall indefinitely or even stop altogether and restart itself a second time.  We were not able to reproduce either issue, however at least in the case of the restart, the reporting user now says it is no longer an issue.
    • One user states the update may not have fixed his CCleaner download although I have not received a confirmation on the version (dSupportSuite was updated once earlier today to v18.11.7.0 in order to address the first issue above, not this one.)  The user is now hosting the file himself which is working of course.


My thoughts on app downloads in general are that any user with app download issues can always self-host the download file on their own web server, which brings other benefits:  Control in updating.

It may be that you would like to test some 3rd party software’s update before allowing it to run automatically on your customer machines!  Let’s face it, the latest isn’t always the greatest.

Also what about the potential for disaster?  For example it was a year or two ago when I believe it was CCleaner itself that was inadvertently released with malicious tampering to the installation files, causing users systems to get infected.  While it wasn’t long before the issue was resolved, you wouldn’t want your customers’ systems automatically downloading this as part of maintenance for example.

If you were self-hosting the file download, chances are you would know about any problems before you updated it on your web host, therefore your customer’s systems wouldn’t be affected.

Food for thought…

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d7x v18.11.2 Released Fri, 02 Nov 2018 20:52:47 +0000
  • Fixed CPU Priority settings not saving anything but ‘Normal’ in Config > Startup Behavior.
  • Fixed CPU Priority settings not functional in the Main menu.
  • d7x scheduling on a tech PC now uses d7x.cmd to avoid filename issues with updates.
  • Added more descriptive info to various config items and moved a few options to where they make more sense.
  • d7x is now signed with a new d7xTech, Inc digital certificate, replacing the Foolish IT LLC certificate (this can be seen on the UAC prompt.)

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    d7x now includes 25 resell-able licenses of CryptoPrevent White-Label for each year purchased! Fri, 02 Nov 2018 14:03:13 +0000 That’s right, d7x annual subscriptions as well as the fixed term purchases (1, 3, or 5 year) now include 25 resell-able CryptoPrevent White-Label 1-year licenses.

    For the annual subscriptions you can contact us for a new 25 pack of licenses EACH year your license renews.

    For fixed terms, you get 25 per-year also, so the 3 year gets 75 licenses and the 5 year gets 125 licenses!

    Current subscribers or fixed term purchases can also receive 25 licenses for the last paid 12 month term; we don’t want to leave out loyal monthly subscribers so contact us if you have 12 months paid.  Please note we don’t apply the offer retroactively further than one subscription term, so 25 licenses is the limit, except fixed term purchases of 3 year and 5 year will receive 75 and 125 licenses respectively.

    Existing qualified owners should contact us to get your licenses today!  We will not reach out to folks who do not contact us for the offer.

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    d7x v18.10.29 Release Mon, 29 Oct 2018 22:04:43 +0000 Fixed:

    • double clicking a plain text report on the reports tab was opening notepad in a hidden window.
    • session activity and alerts were not being displayed for the custom report builder.
    • zero byte files no longer displayed as matching malware hashes in Malware Search Tool.
    • srvany.exe not copied properly when running d7x Locksmith on a Windows XP system causing functionality to fail.



    • added manual tools log output (Malware Search Tool, Examine File prompt) to custom work report builder.
    • double clicking a file in Malware Search Tool now brings up the Examine File prompt.



    • \Modules dir has been moved to \d7x Resources and some unused modules were removed.
    • IFEO Modifier now has description and how-to/usage scenario information.


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    d7x Default Custom Apps Update 2018-10-27 Sat, 27 Oct 2018 14:18:53 +0000 Fixes:  Sophos Virus Removal Tool download location.

    Default custom apps will update automatically at the start of each session.

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    d7x v18.10.26 Release (Updated for v18.10.26.1) Fri, 26 Oct 2018 14:54:05 +0000 Improvements:

    • Improved Windows Update repairs for Windows 10 specific issues.
    • d7x Event Log Viewer adds ‘Last Week’ and ‘Last Month’ to the event filtering in addition to the existing ‘Last Reboot’ option.
    • Added PowerCfg Efficiency Diagnostics report to reports column on the Audit/Diag tab.  Previously this was buried in the tweaks section under the PowerCfg wrapper.
    • Added d7x Tools tab to bring some other previously buried features into the spotlight (work-in-progress, more to come.)



    • Fixed ‘Non-Direct URLs’ method for downloading custom apps which scrapes a downloaded web page for the current download link in a redirect; this is used in conjunction with the updated CCleaner default custom app released yesterday with other default apps fixes.


    v18.10.26.1 Fixes:  (Addendum)

    • CPU Usage display should now be functional on all systems
    • Fixed issue with incorrect icons being used for the d7x Tools tab, which was randomly pulling icons from other apps.


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