None are known at this time.
Functionality Issues (Other)
d7x generated sessions are no longer backwards compatible with d7II.exe in any version released after v184.108.40.206 (this backwards compatibility was previously maintained for d7II to pick up where d7x left off in the event of a crash, however there has been no need for this behavior since the earliest TestBuild releases.)
Update Failure: d7x v18.7.4.x may not update due to an authentication failure, but regardless it will attempt to do so upon seeing a required update. To resolve, simply replace the main exe with the current one which can be downloaded in the d7x Manual at the top of the page.
Update Failure: d7x v220.127.116.11 [TestBuild] and all previous versions will no longer self-update or recognize update availability. The issue also causes failure when launching any d7xRDT packages created with this and previous versions of d7x. See this post for details.
The Check for Updates option on the Main menu may appear to do nothing (though it does actually check for updates.) Upon finding an update, it may fail to prompt you to actually perform the update, or update if prompted, however it should automatically update upon restarting d7x. There is still currently no option to avoid updating once an update is found.
Offline tab functionality (other than Malware Search Tool/dFunk) has been removed entirely pending a rewrite, and will be re-introduced in a future update as separated from the current main interface. The visible Offline tab remains in the current build but functions as described below.
Offline mode functionality is used in working with OSes on partitions other than the active/system partition, e.g. from ‘Tech Bench’ PCs or WinPE boot disks.
Please continue to use d7II.exe for all Offline related functionality. With each new launch/instance of d7x, on every first click of the Offline tab you will be prompted to run d7II instead (from d7x\d7IIv3) which will download as necessary.
NOTE: Malware Search Tool 3000 (aka dFunk) is NOT affected, so it can be launched via d7x itself without issue.
Configuration Settings and Defaults (Minor)
FTP and Email settings are no longer backwards compatible with d7II when configured from d7x. This is due to new features added in both areas of functionality, and a new configuration storage format was added to complement the current and future new settings and expanded functionality. Regardless, d7II should only be used specifically for Offline functionality as noted above.
User Interface (Minor/Cosmetic)
Issue: Several child windows in d7x (e.g. the internal KillEmAll) may fail to display your customized icon in the top left corner (meaning the 16×16 pixel ICO, not the larger BMP logos…) even though it appears in the main and most other d7x windows.
Notice: Although the “Installed Date” value on the System Info tab is reported correctly in Windows 10, the value itself is now modified during every major Windows 10 update. We are investigating other methods to obtain the original installation date, and plan to update the interface accordingly (with this field reflecting the last major update on Windows 10.)
d7x lower status bar may not return to “Idle…” status after performing certain actions (the last status message remaining on the screen.)
d7x lower status bar may report “Idle…” when busy (or an idle/display message) during an Auto Mode. Specifically, Malware Auto Mode configurations using KillEmAll settings/options at the top can trigger this behavior, though it may also be caused by various other reasons in any Auto Mode.
Subsequently, clicking anywhere within a d7x based user interface will trigger the “Not Responding…” Windows message. In this case, d7x isn’t updating the user interface appropriately, which causes both the status bar “Idle…” message as well as the Windows/app unresponsive behavior when the user initiates any type of interaction with one of d7x’s windows.
Please be assured that d7x is most likely doing what it should be, and therefore d7x should be left undisturbed for a reasonable amount of time (even in a state where the user interface is unresponsive) based on the last action performed or desired, in order to determine if there is any issue (beyond the broken UI status update.)
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