A name like "Ultra Virus Killer" might make you think this program will strip your PC of malware all on its own, but the truth is a little more complicated: the package is more about providing tools to help you manually find and remove unwanted programs, then repair any damage they might have caused.
And so you get modules to view running processes, and the DLLs and other files they're using. The program allows you to control Windows startup programs, services, drivers and more. An alternate streams manager looks for suspect NTFS streams; you get a program to help you delete files or folders, even if they're in use; and there are modules to clean and repair your PC, even protect your Registry from modification, so maybe helping you to avoid infection in the first place.
Much of this will sound very familiar, but the program offers far more than you'll expect. The "Process Manager" isn't some feeble take on Task Manager, for instance. It's specifically oriented to malware hunting, with tools to delete multiple processes at the same time, to verify a file signature, to pause and resume a process, to search for it on Google, run process-specific checks at VirusTotal/ ThreatExpert/ Runscanner, and more.
And there's the same level of power just about everywhere you look. The "System Repair" module, for example, has tools to reset your host file and DNS to their default state; reset your PC's group policies; reset your Registry and NTFS security settings; get Windows Update working again; install or update various key components (DirectX/ Java/ Flash/ .NET); clear all your temporary folders, re-register all Windows DLLs, and the list goes on.
There are also dangers here. Resetting Registry permissions, re-registering DLLs and so on might solve some very difficult problems, but should things go wrong then they could also seriously damage your PC. And UVK does have several components which may have adverse effects (the Immunize function may prevent some malware infections, but it can also interfere with legitimate installations). This isn't a program to use unless you know what you're doing, and always have a full system backup to hand.
If you're an experienced Windows user, though, UVK has a lot to offer, being absolutely packed with effective malware hunting, PC maintenance and repair options.
v126.96.36.199 Release date: 04/10/2013
Enhanced the graphical interface. This includes a gradient background and a new skin: UVK 5.8.
Added four more fixes:
•Reset NumLock ON at logon: Set the NumLock state ON at Winlogon for all users.
•Fix Internet Explorer 10 history: Only for IE 10. Some cleanup programs delete the IE's History folder, which, for Internet Explorer 10, makes it stop working. This fix will repair it.
•Install Desktop gadgets on Win 8: This fix only works for Windows 8. It will download the 8GadgetPack from addgadgets.com and install it silently.
•Clear Internet Explorer's history: This fix will clear the Internet Explorer's history for the current user. The IE's cookies and cache will not be affected.
Added four custom commands to run the fixes above from a UVK script: <ResetNumLockOn>, <FixIE10History>, <InstallWin8Gadgets> and <ClearIEHistory>.
Added a new super feature: Window automation through UVK scripts.
The scripts in the script collection were updated to the new automation feature. They will make nice examples for the users who will want to try the new feature