D7

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.7.22
  • Total Downloads:
    49,037
  • Date Added:
    August 14, 2013
  • File Size:
    6.46MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    54
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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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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2 stars

"This is an older version and new Version has issues"

September 01, 2014  |  By 1969Charger440

 |  Version: D7 9.7.22

Pros

This old limited version is free.
It helps to save some time
You can add your third party apps to it.
Does solve most windows issues

Cons

Limited functionality of free version
Very high cost of new version (this old version is not available to purchase)
There is another utility that actually works better and is much cheaper.
The main negative to this software is the attitude of the "author."

Summary

If you want to purchase this software you will have to purchase d7ii. d7ii is a monthly or yearly subscription. I personally do not think the new version is worth anywhere near what he is currently charged for it. As I stated before, the main concern with this software is the creator. Any accusations I am about to make I have proof that it the interaction did take place and this is not based just on my opinion but rather on fact.

If you question in any non-positive manor whether the "d" products Nick will verbally attack you. He has done it many times as he just cant understand why people don't just pay him what ever he thinks its' worth and move on. I asked for my money back on d7ii and he include a note saying "don't ever try buy anything from me again, your money is not welcomed here." In another case, some one in a forum commented about the price being too high for them and he commented that: Paraphrase (He knows people in our line of work have money and we should just quit complaining and buy his product for what ever price he wants).

Conclusion: There is other software out there like this and the owner of one of them is very willing to work with you on his software. Given the price and attitude of the creator of this software, in my opinion, there is just no reason to buy it.

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1 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.7.22
Version 9.7.22 fixed a few items on the Malware page not keeping settings if Windows was rebooted in the middle of Auto Mode.
General
Publisher Foolish IT
Publisher web site http://www.foolishtech.com
Release Date August 14, 2013
Date Added August 14, 2013
Version 9.7.22
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Anti-Spyware
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.46MB
File Name D7.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 49,037
Downloads Last Week 54
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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