Latest News – (formerly Foolish IT) Computer Repair Software - PC Tech Utilities - Malware Prevention Fri, 19 Apr 2019 21:26:35 -0400 en-US hourly 1 42914034 CryptoPrevent v19.01.09.0 Released Thu, 10 Jan 2019 05:35:56 +0000 v19.01.09.0 (January 9th, 2019)

  • Added rules for SRP Double Extensions to include (.7 & .ARJ)
  • Corrected possible issues with Updating from System Tray or problems with System Tray after an update (note: issues may still occur with this update since the issue will still exist in current EXE)
  • Subscription page now shows product key for the registered system or the 1st 5 of Bulk/White-Label Key being used for easier management and identification
  • Updated Digital Certificate for EXE files:
    • CryptoPrevent.exe
    • CryptoPreventFilterMod.CryptoPreventEXEC
    • CryptoPreventMonSvc.exe
    • CryptoPreventNotification.exe
    • d7x.exe
    • KillEmAll.exe
  • Other minor bug fixes

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 v19.4.19 Release Notes Fri, 19 Apr 2019 21:25:24 +0000 d7x v19.4.19 Release Notes:

  • Added new tweaks including Windows 10 only tweaks and desktop icons; rearranged Tweaks tabs.
  • Added dSupportSuite Install/Set User Details to End Session tab.
  • dSupportSuite installation process now creates desktop/start menu shortcuts that obey the custom application icon and the custom application name for dSupportSuite, if configured.


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ATTN: Podnutz fans and those who know Eric Arduini Sat, 13 Apr 2019 16:03:27 +0000 If you’ve benefited from Podnutz in the past or you happen to know Eric Arduini some other way, or heck even if you don’t, please consider helping his family in their time of need.  Eric recently passed away from terminal liver cancer.

There is also a Podnutz stream to celebrate Eric and support his family, so if you happen to make it in time it’s on now

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Uncle Carey’s Windows 10 Optimizer (Release) Wed, 03 Apr 2019 15:30:40 +0000 Uncle Carey’s Windows 10 Optimizer was conceived by Carey Holzman and developed by to make life easier when optimizing Windows 10.

Carey originally contacted us to create a tool customized to his own specifications, for his own use in PC builds and repair work, and he thought it would be a great tool for his subscribers who expressed an interest in it as well.

This tool is perfect for:

    • Anyone who wants to easily apply these optimizations to their own systems.
    • PC technicians who wish to apply the same optimizations to every PC they work on.

Uncle Carey’s Windows 10 Optimizer is a portable application, one single .exe file which has no need for an installation procedure and no other external dependencies.

Get it now!

Note that most of these optimizations are already available on the “Tweaks” tab of d7x, our flagship PC repair technician product.  More can be added upon request for d7x subscribers.

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d7x v19.3.28 Release Thu, 28 Mar 2019 19:40:42 +0000 Changes in d7x v19.3.28:

  • Added tweaks: Disable Install of Suggested Apps, and Disable Ads and Suggested Apps in Windows 10.
  • Added ‘Block Program’ and ‘Block Program from Internet Only’ to right click options in KillEmAll results windows.
  • Fixed bug: System with no Anti-Virus installed wasn’t triggering red/alert status on System Info tab.


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d7x v19.3.25 Release Notes Mon, 25 Mar 2019 21:59:35 +0000 d7x v19.3.25 Additions:

  • Added tweaks:  force classic control panel, power plan options, show all icons in system tray, toggle ‘People’ on taskbar in Win10, disable startup app delay on Win10, and option to enable/disable Storage Sense on Win10.
  • Previously when a client name was entered on the Session Start prompt, this replaced the computer name in the information/work report header.  Now both client name and computer name will appear in report headers.


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d7x v19.3.18 Release Notes Mon, 18 Mar 2019 18:28:32 +0000
  • Fixed settings on End Session tab not saving until you close d7x normally, despite pressing the Save Settings button; this bug caused a subsequent config upload to the Config Mgmt Portal to have these settings unsaved.
  • Additionally the End Session tab’s close and delete option never saved as a setting before, now it does.
  • A lot of d7x functionality wasn’t logging in the work report; fixed.

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    dErase (Re-Release) Thu, 14 Mar 2019 17:06:57 +0000 dErase is a tiny app designed for one purpose only, to delete files and/or directories with optional secure deletion routines.  It can also fill a drive’s free space with garbage data in order to force-overwrite any “deleted” (yet still there) data on the disk.  dErase can also be scripted.

    What makes the dErase files different from standard delete utilities, is that it will ignore file system ownership/permissions entirely while deleting, getting around access denied and similar errors that could come from deleting other user’s files, system files, or even malware related files.

    dErase v3.0 is a re-release of the last dErase v2.1, now re-written in d7x platform code and coming with some behavioral changes as well.

    The first of two main differences is in how you delete an entire partition, which now requires two steps in comparison to the old behavior of one step.  First you enter the drive letter and a colon in the file or directory selection and Erase that, then you choose the option to overwrite free space on that drive and perform that as a second step.  This also applies to command line usage, in that your first command is to delete the [driveletter and colon]|[number of passes], and then the second “/f=[driveletter and colon]” command to overwrite free space on that partition.

    The second main difference is that one secure pass in previous versions would overwrite each file 7 times with different data before renaming and deleting it, now one secure pass overwrites each file only 3 times with different data before renaming and deleting it.  This is because complete delete operations can take a long time and this gives you more flexibility in using the number of secure passes with the end result being that number (x3) instead of (x7).

    dErase is free for personal and commercial usage.

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    Program Switcher v1.0 Released! Tue, 12 Mar 2019 18:58:47 +0000 Switch one program with another!

    For example, anytime you perform any action that would normally start Microsoft Paint, you can switch this program with Paint.NET, so that it starts instead!

    Another working example is switching Microsoft’s Notepad with Notepad++ if you prefer that app to the standard Notepad included in Windows.

    The above examples make it incredibly useful after major Windows 10 updates which reset file associations back to defaults; with Program Switcher you can always force your preferred program to run instead of Microsoft’s default program!

    Compatible with ALL versions of Windows!



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    Program Blocker updated to v2.0 – Adds ability to Block Internet Only Tue, 12 Mar 2019 15:13:12 +0000 Program Blocker v2 has just been released!

    This version adds the ability to block programs from the internet only (via Windows Firewall).

    Program Blocker is FREE for personal AND commercial usage!

    All versions of Windows are supported!

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    d7x v19.3.11 Release – Firewall Blocking Mon, 11 Mar 2019 22:42:26 +0000 This release adds program blocking via the Windows Firewall to the d7x Program Blocker and KillEmAll functionality!


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