d7x (PC Technician Software) – d7xTech.com (formerly Foolish IT) https://www.d7xtech.com Computer Repair Software - PC Tech Utilities - Malware Prevention Sat, 02 Feb 2019 17:42:31 -0500 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 42914034 d7x v19.1.25 Release https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-v19-1-25-release/ https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-v19-1-25-release/#respond Fri, 25 Jan 2019 21:00:54 +0000 https://www.d7xtech.com/?p=16137 Changes in delete routines for temp internet files, cookies, and history:

  • Added support for Opera (Chromium based), Opera Beta, and Opera Developer versions to the already supported Chromium including Chrome, Chrome Canary, and Dragon Chromium variants.
  • Improved Edge support
  • Improved delete routines with respect to multiple browser/user specific profiles in all Chromium variants as well as Firefox.

 

Malware Search Tool changes: 

  • Fixed right-click and delete option was either not deleting at all or not deleting the selected file/dir.
  • Fixed LNK Target field not populating in search results.
  • Fixed all files option stubbornly and silently reverting to default file extensions when using the custom file search prompt.
  • Added .lnk (shortcuts) to default file extensions in Desktops, Start Menus, and Startup Folders searches.
  • Began documenting Malware Search Tool behavior on this page in the manual.

 

Don’t forget to check out the previous build’s release notes from a few days ago if you haven’t already, including a video!

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d7x Quick Tip – Locksmith Password Removal https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-quick-tip-locksmith-password-removal/ https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-quick-tip-locksmith-password-removal/#respond Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:44:05 +0000 https://www.d7xtech.com/?p=16125 Remove a Windows 10 local user account password with d7x Locksmith (Offline tab.)  The Offline tab and Locksmith were re-introduced in the d7x v19.1.22 release.

 

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d7x v19.1.22 Release Notes (Offline Tab) https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-v19-1-22-release-notes-offline-tab/ https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-v19-1-22-release-notes-offline-tab/#respond Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:57:14 +0000 https://www.d7xtech.com/?p=16121 Changes:  

  • This release re-introduces the Offline tab from d7II, including Locksmith, Offline Registry Editing, Malware Search Tool, IFEO Modifier, and more.
  • Enabled optional update system; most future app updates will be optional.
  • Fixed some shell extensions installed by d7x which were breaking after a d7x update.
  • Fixed some extra URL encoding when searching from internal Event Viewer.

 

 

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d7x v19.1.8 Release Notes https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-v19-1-8-release-notes/ https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-v19-1-8-release-notes/#respond Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:33:12 +0000 https://www.d7xtech.com/?p=16083 Additions:

  • d7x can now use a 3rd party tools path from a network path when starting a new session from that network path; just select “No (now the default response) from the prompt to use a local 3rd party tools path.
  • DataGrab options including wildcard entries and additional folders to backup will now save automatically and persist along with your d7x config.

 

Fixes:

  • Running d7x from a network path failed when the “Local d7x Operating Directory” (on the Session tab in Config) is set to “\” instead of “\SomeDirectoryName

 

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d7x v19.1.1 Release Notes https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-v19-1-1-release-notes/ https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-v19-1-1-release-notes/#respond Wed, 02 Jan 2019 00:37:31 +0000 https://www.d7xtech.com/?p=16030 Changes:

  • Re-implemented internal FTP client for self-hosted servers, now including optional SSL/TLS/AuthTLS security settings.
  • Several minor additions/changes to DataGrab backup routines, including:
    • Added installed printers information to backup (missing since ???)
    • Added new support to backup Windows Sticky Notes (Sticky Notes as a desktop app was previously backed up from “%appdata%\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes”, but the data type and location changed with Sticky Notes as a Windows Store app in Windows 10 build 1607 and later to “%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe”)
    • Clarified in the UI that the exclude files option was not for Vista+ only, and also applied to WinXP backups.
    • Additional folders to backup now excludes pre-populating “\OneDriveTemp”
    • Other minor tweaks.

 

Fixes:

  • Fixed Take Ownership/Permissions right click context menu item.

 

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d7x v18.12.20 Release Notes https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-v18-12-20-release-notes/ https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-v18-12-20-release-notes/#respond Thu, 27 Dec 2018 19:07:57 +0000 https://www.d7xtech.com/?p=16024 Additions:

  • Added “Disable AutoDownload” options for Window Store (Config > OS Customization > Windows Update Settings)
  • d7xRDT fix with added support for 2 additional servers in case of a primary server outage.
    • Recreation of the d7xRDT, also at v18.12.20, is necessary to take advantage of the added servers.
    • See this post for more details if necessary.

 

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ATTN: d7x Remote Deployment Tool and dSupportSuite (Server Failure) with Fix https://www.d7xtech.com/attn-d7x-remote-deployment-tool-and-dsupportsuite-server-failure-with-fix/ https://www.d7xtech.com/attn-d7x-remote-deployment-tool-and-dsupportsuite-server-failure-with-fix/#respond Thu, 20 Dec 2018 18:24:23 +0000 https://www.d7xtech.com/?p=16013 UPDATE:  The original server is now back up.  We still recommend the d7xRDT Fix below as a precautionary measure.  

Early this morning our server used by the d7x Remote Deployment Tool and dSupportSuite (legacy dCloud hosted services only) failed, and (as a great reminder to test backups) our recent backups are also failing to initialize and allow connections from the d7xRDT.  We do apologize for the inconvenience!

While we do plan to continue efforts to restore the original server, we recognize that downtime is unacceptable.

d7x Remote Deployment Tool – FIX:

A new d7xRDT has just been released to use two additional servers (3 in total), which have been setup to serve the d7xRDT and additional d7x files.  In order to use the additional servers, you will need to recreate your d7xRDT with the latest version.

To ensure you have the latest version, check for the file .\d7x Resources\d7xRDT v18.12.20.0.exe and if it does not exist, End Session with d7x and restart d7x, which should then update itself and all modules including the d7xRDT to the latest versions.  Once you ensure you have this file, you can recreate d7xRDT through the Servers menu > Config Mgmt Portal in d7x.

dSupportSuite (legacy dCloud hosted services):

A backup server was already been in place, which will be available to your dSupportSuite Mgmt Console as soon as DNS changes propagate down to your ISP (or preferred) DNS servers.  DNS typically propagates in around 3 hours, but 3 days is a better bet to expect complete worldwide propagation.  Client PCs will also need to retrieve the new server address from their DNS servers in order to receive configuration updates, which will happen soon after DNS propagates to them.

You can run “ipconfig /flushdns” from an elevated command prompt to flush existing DNS cache on the local PC running your dSupportSuite Mgmt Console, which should force a recheck from your DNS servers, otherwise you can expect up to an hour for DNS to be refreshed for that address.

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d7x 18.12.8 Release Notes https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-18-12-8-release-notes/ https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-18-12-8-release-notes/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 19:24:29 +0000 https://www.d7xtech.com/?p=15952 Changes:

  • Added confirmation prompt to menu setting to disable/enable User Account Control.
  • Most config settings moved over to new d7x format.
  • From the session start prompt, the auto-login users list now excludes standard user (non-admin) accounts entirely from the list of users to select.  You can still type in a standard username and d7x will prompt you to promote the account to the Administrators group.
  • Previously auto-login (if attempted on a standard user account) did not display a warning message (nor the prompt to promote account to the Administrators group) and cancelled the operation without warning.  Now standard users only show up in the Users drop down menu/dialog for auto-login, and if you attempt to set auto-login for a standard user you will be prompted to promote that user to the Administrators group.

 

Fixes:

  • Lock screen was unlocking for everything BUT the tech password.
  • Load Profile setting wasn’t populating in Config.
  • Renamed user accounts would display in some areas of d7x as the old username, not the new one.  This did affect Auto-Login functionality.

 

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d7x v18.11.27 Release Notes https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-v18-11-27-release-notes/ https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-v18-11-27-release-notes/#respond Tue, 27 Nov 2018 23:37:49 +0000 https://www.d7xtech.com/?p=15929 Fixes:

  • You can no longer bypass the Technician Password prompt (during initial setup) without creating a password.
  • Corrected an extended time/freeze and excessive RAM usage while creating a screen shot.
  • When using d7xRDT with a newer license type, d7x no longer fails to recognize the license after download.  This release adds additional checks to a fix from last release.
  • Corrected two issues with the Run Program dialog (shell extensions, displayed when right clicking on a file) was not pre-populating with the EXE that you right clicked on to launch the dialog, and the d7x process also wasn’t terminating when finished (if d7x was not running already.)
  • A few instructions/info in Config were corrected.

 

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d7x v18.11.21 Release Notes https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-v18-11-21-release-notes/ https://www.d7xtech.com/d7x-v18-11-21-release-notes/#respond Wed, 21 Nov 2018 21:33:39 +0000 https://www.d7xtech.com/?p=15876 d7x v18.11.21 Release Notes

Fixes:

  • Corrected an issue retrieving new license formats (for purchases since Oct 2018) from d7xRDT, which forced users to enter the account credentials on deployment/startup.
    • Please note:  Although the error is corrected for newer license files, affected users may need to recreate your d7xRDT with this newest release in order to avoid being forced to enter in the Technician Password during deployment.

 

Changes:

  • Added Windows automatic update override settings to d7x Config interface.
  • Moved d7II based legacy .\Config directory into .\d7x Resources\Config_Legacy
  • Changed some app logos to static filenames.
  • You can now configure d7x to start on the d7x Tools tab, bypassing the System Info tab and some startup checks.

 

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