One of the benefits of dCloud is the ability to share definitions, custom apps, and scripts with other technicians around the world.
Definition Sharing – the real power behind dCloud sharing.
dCloud allows sharing of your various d7 definition files (MalwareScan whitelists, KillEmAll whitelists, dUninstaller (formerly Auto Uninstall) definitions, and StartupKill Processes and Services.) This can be of great benefit to techs who can benefit from the knowledge, experience, and work of other techs who have shared their data with dCloud.
The interface is very simple (pictured below.) You have categories, and a list of the cloud based definitions side by side with a list of your own. From there you can selectively add what you wish from the cloud lists to your own.
I will say that while you have the ability to ‘select all’ and add cloud data to your own, one thing to keep in mind is that other techs may have accidentally added some items to their lists that shouldn’t be there, or items that they prefer in their definitions, but you will not, and they have shared them with dCloud.
dUninstaller/Auto Uninstall definitions are the perfect example. Perhaps one tech added Google Toolbar to the list for uninstall, but you prefer to leave it on customer’s systems. For this reason you should be selective about what you are adding to your own lists.
Also for these reasons, BLACKLISTS are NEVER allowed in dCloud, so that a blacklist containing a legitimate item will never be perpetuated to other techs. As for whitelists, generally you may select all, because even if a potentially bad item is added to a whitelist, it will do no HARM when that whitelist is being used.
Custom Apps Sharing
As if d7 didn’t come with enough already, some people add their own custom apps to d7, and subsequently share them with dCloud. The interface shows you what the custom app is, and how it is configured, and then allows you to import that into your own custom apps on whichever ‘page’ of d7 you wish to import it to. Admittedly the down side is that many people do not configure custom apps as well as they could be configured, (not everyone is as savvy with d7’s ever-evolving custom apps system as the myself as the creator of the system…) so some custom apps may be redundant or not as useful as they could be, however you may also make changes to alter/improve the app right there within the interface.
There are admittedly only a small handful of scripts currently shared with dCloud (who needs many scripts with all of d7’s capabilities!!!) Also as the developer of d7, when I see a beneficial script on dCloud sometimes I will integrate that into d7 somewhere so the script is no longer needed. So if you have a great script you may share it with the world (of dCloud users) also for everyone’s benefit, and perhaps it will get integrated into d7 and removed from the scripts share on dCloud. Note when sharing a script you are asked for a short description which shows up in the dCloud interface. With any script you may also download/preview the script before deciding to keep it.
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