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D7

CNET Editors' review

D7 is Command Central for techs. Foolish IT's powerful suite of free system utilities is for pro PC technicians, Net Admins, and advanced users; not for beginners in any sense, unless they're recently certified by Microsoft. It's completely portable yet integrates a wide range of excellent third-party freeware utilities, including users' own preferred tools. It can manage individual PCs or whole networks of machines.

D7's thoughtful developer throws up many red flags, including the project's name ("FoolishIT") an unusually stern EULA stating plainly that misusing D7 can damage or kill your system (or systems) and a popup message basically saying, "OK, you've been warned!" But D7 quickly impressed us. For instance, the Shell Extension Configuration tool listed an amazing array of right-click menu options. We downloaded and installed Ketarin, a free tool D7 uses to check for and install updates for all third-party apps. D7's busy interface opened with an Info tab sporting a button labeled Speccy. Well, that's our favorite little system information tool! The Reporting button called up one of NirSoft's nifty reporting apps; another good sign. Turns out, D7 integrates lots of terrific portable freeware from Piriform, NirSoft, Sysinternals, and others. It also turns out that D7 does way too much to even attempt to summarize, like scan, clean, repair, tweak, restore, customize, back up, update, maintain, and support single computers or networks. It affects the registry, caches, file system, hidden and superhidden files, disks and drives, archives, networks, clients, and just about everything else that can be scanned, accessed, or changed. It even packs some unique extras, such as DataGrab, which quickly retrieves specified data from live or offline systems for backup.

The standing joke about the price of luxury goods applies to D7: If you have to ask, it's not for you. Yes, it is a fantastic free suite of powerful tools that will find a happy home on any serious tech's USB drive. Yes, it can and will kill your system if you let it by using it in ignorance or inexperience, and don't say you weren't warned. But we have no problems recommending D7 to aspiring experts, provided they use it with appropriate (i.e., extreme) caution, frequent and full backups, Plan B (C, etc.) and the patience and intestinal fortitude to deal with the "explore" in Explorer.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Maybe yes--but mostly maybe no"

    March 27, 2014  |   By StevenTorrey

    Version: D7 9.7.22

    Pros

    The reviews here are all for an older version. The new version--10.4.33 seems to have very limited capacities. What it does have could be found from your own computer...

    Cons

    It doesn't do anything that can't be done through other means and maybe more effective means... Netstat, command line, Systernals, etc...

    Summary

    Maybe paying for the product gives greater flexibility and effectiveness... I have seen the Britec video--and he's working from an earlier version and from the version he is working with--it seems to work... But the version 10.4.33 seems dubious...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome All-In-One Tool !!"

    October 23, 2012  |   By Lance Rhodes

    Version: D7 7.8.10

    Pros

    Loaded with all of the features any tech would need to administer their system.

    Cons

    Not for the inexperienced. Inexperienced users can easily damage their operating system, without knowing it.

    Summary

    D7 has truly impressed me. You can tell a lot of thought went into the development of this software. To have all of the tools you would possibly need in one area is a major time saver. It is a very powerful tool, definitely not for the inexperienced. I would recommend D7 to any of my "tech" friends.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Packed with features"

    August 24, 2012  |   By 2Larry2

    Version: D7 7.4.43

    Pros

    It is very impressive and useful. Every technician should have it.

    Cons

    I haven't noticed anything negative at this time.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Just a Set of Links"

    August 24, 2012  |   By Ajax_Manatiso

    Version: D7 7.4.43

    Pros

    You have easy download access to lots of great shareware

    Cons

    It is just a program to quickly download and run other programs -- all it is is a link manager

    Summary

    Not actually a diagnostic program itself but an interface with quick links to shareware programs in various categories

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good virus for virus, spyware, worms, trojans. etc."

    August 14, 2012  |   By 2Larry2

    Version: D7 7.3.27

    Pros

    D7 saved the operating system on a computer I was working on. I kept going back to the problem being in malware, but I had scanned with 4 programs. Finally, I tried D7 and the problems were fixed.

    Cons

    No cons that I found

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Terrible since V7"

    August 5, 2012  |   By soldier1st

    Version: D7 7.3.11

    Pros

    A tech's dream tool

    Cons

    Version 7+ is payware only
    1 license is 100 freaking USD(license only, not software)

    Summary

    Since version 7 went payware only(without notice) i feel this app has gone downhill and not worth using.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Brilliant but very technical"

    November 7, 2011  |   By JerriePee

    Version: D7 4.7.9

    Pros

    No install. Does more than most other similar programs. Additional program updater for other products.

    Cons

    Playing on emotions for donations - come on, if the exchange rate wasn't that bad I would contribute - instead I removed it - only fair.
    Those who can (last count over 44 thousand downloads) support this guy!
    Way too technical for the average user.
    Slow in performing certain tasks.
    Basic interface.

    Summary

    Sell it to technicians or companies - at least they'll know how to use it's power properly.
    Thought out and well executed.
    Worthwhile tool for any tech-savvy person.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "'Uninstall' Locked Me Out"

    August 20, 2011  |   By preachjohn

    Version: D7 4.2

    Pros

    Good that it's available at all.

    Cons

    Too complicated for me.

    Summary

    I realized that it was above my understanding once downloaded. I decided to remove D7. I couldn't find a way to Delete it. It apparently doesn't really install. I 'checked none' on the pages permitted to do so.
    Undid 'system configuration' and closed. I rebooted and then couldn't get back in. Exploring various F8 options brought me a blocking lsass.exe error every time.
    Last Know Good Configuration did the trick. Too scary. And from what I did, it shouldn't have locked me out of my OS.
    The warnings are not for naught. A book online detailing all the functions needs to be available with it.

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