D7 is a tool for PC technicians to aid in many tasks and provide a uniform procedure for technicians to follow. It has many capabilities and many uses including offline and live malware removal assistance, offline registry editing, CPU/RAM stress testing, information gathering and quality assurance uses, etc. etc. Too much to list here, right now at least. It also combines some other projects of mine such as DataGrab and CheckDisk, among other smaller things.
Note that D7 is not the malware scanner or remover, YOU are. YOU control it’s behavior by whitelist/blacklist functionality, and by your own pair of hopefully good eyeballs. D7’s MalwareScan functionality is designed to show you want D7 doesn’t recognize, by whitelisting known good items, and automatically deleting known bad items. From there, D7’s MalwareScan merely shows you what is left after the whitelisting/blacklisting is applied. From there, you have the option to whitelist, blacklist, delete, rename, ignore, google, or whatever you want with the results.
Included with D7 are some sample whitelists/blacklists. It’s up to you to decide if you should use them and add to them, or delete them and create your own.
THIS TOOL IS INTENDED FOR EXPERIENCED PC TECHNICIANS ONLY, NOT FOR “END USERS.” This tool can be very dangerous and destructive in the wrong hands, or even in the right ones. I have personally even hosed my own development machine by accidentally clicking the wrong button. Sometimes I don’t fully *test* D7 prior to use. So you are forewarned! If you are concerned about your data or the well being of your computer, then please make a backup of everything important prior to using D7.
I have provided a PDF of some very basic D7 usage and behavior below, which I do encourage EVERYONE to read, however most functions inside D7 are self-explanatory or include enough information in the tool tips (over your mouse over the name of the function) for any experienced computer technician to recognize what it is and what it does. If you are really confused, then just ASK ME and I’ll try to explain it!
D7 is FREE for personal, non-commercial use. Use in a commercial environment may one day require a license, however currently there is no fee for the license and no process involved in obtaining the license, so just go ahead and download the software, USE AT YOUR OWN RISK, and enjoy.
Although it won’t say so in the titlebar of the application, D7 should be considered a BETA product. Some features of D7 are not fully tested on all platforms. Also, D7 is not 100% compatible with a 64 bit operating system due to registry virtualization and the file system redirector, however D7 will function on a 64 bit operating system either in offline or live mode without much issue. Full 64 bit compatibility is planned but pretty far off. Personally, I use the tool on 64 bit systems without thinking twice about it, but as always, your mileage may vary.
Feedback is appreciated! Please always include your name and email address so I can get back with you. I am always interested in hearing your ideas for new features as well as existing issues with the software. If you are reporting an issue, please first check the known bugs in the about / release notes screen of D7, and if not listed, include steps that I can take to recreate the problem you are experiencing.