Prorootect

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UVK - Ultra Virus Killer - virus removal and system repair tool topic here ..


UVK is a powerful free tool for manual virus removal and system repair I use! Sure, stable, actively developed! Features, screenshot and download (by Carifred.com) here: http://www.carifred.com/uvk/

Quote:
'With simple and intuitive interface, UVK allows users to detect and delete trojans, rootkits, malware and spyware from infected systems. It also includes lots of tools to repair Windows PC after the disinfection.'

Features (they are described in the Home page):

Process manager
Memory modules manager - NEW!
Startup entries and scheduled tasks
Windows services and drivers
Alternate Streams manager - NEW!
Delete or replace file or folder
Scan & create log
Run UVK Scripts
UVK tools
UVK System repair
System Info


UVK immunization is described in the link below, on the version 3.0.0.0 changelog.

EDIT:
'Yes, the UVK immunization is always active once you enable it, even if UVK is not running, or even if you uninstall UVK.' - Here: Error when downloading MBAM: http://www.carifred.com/uvk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=165&p=415#p415 - Post 8. Thank you!

Changelog link: http://www.carifred.com/uvk/changelog.htm


NEW version 4.1.0.0 changelog:

General internal debugging and improvement.
Improved the list creation feature in the Startup entries and scheduled tasks, and Windows services and drivers sections. Now the lists are immediately displayed, and the items are added on the fly. No more "Working, Please wait...
Added green headers with bold white labels to the lists mentioned above, and also to the fixes list in the UVK system repair section.
Improved the path parsing function.
Added sorting feature to the alternate data streams list.
Added two more columns to the alternate data streams list: Name and Extension. This will allow to quickly sort the items based on their path, size, name or extension.
Improved the Register system DLLs feature.
Removed the Automatic anti-malware scans section. Users can still automate the scans through UVK scripts. For some examples, see the UVK script collection. I had to remove this section as the authors of the third party tools were not quite happy with the automation. Also some users were baming UVK for the damages caused by the third party tools.

UVK will soon have its own malware scanner with a huge virus database (over one milion virus signatures) and automatic system repair after removal.



Version 4.0.0.0 changelog:

General internal debugging and improvement.
Added new section: Memory modules manager. Lists the modules loaded by all the processes, allows to retrieve info on them, and delete/rename them. This section also allows to exclude all Microsoft modules from the list (file signatures verified) to facilitate the detection of infected files.
Added new section: Alternate streams manager. Allows to scan a drive or folder for ADS, and displays the results in a list, where you can select some or all of the streams, and perform several actions on them: Delete, read, get info, export, etc.
Added new section: Useful links. The six links in the welcome screen have been replaced with a whole section full of useful links, which also allows to export them to an html file.
Reduced the application's memory usage to less than 1/5 of the memory it used in previous versions.
The window is now maximizable AND resizable
the following sections: Startup entries and scheduled tasks, Windows services and drivers, and Alternate streams manager. (Requested by several users)
Added 2 more options to the Process manager's context menu: Pause process and Resume process.
Added new fix: Free physical memory. Also available with the custom command <FreePhysicalMenory>.
Updated the automated Super Antyspyware scan. It wasn't working anymore. Now it checks if SAS is already installed, updates only if needed, and performs the scan.
The portable version now prompts to uninstall upon closing (Requested by several users).
New feature: UVK now saves the window position and restores it upon launch.
Added grid lines to the lists for a better view.
Added memory modules and unsafe alternate data streams to the Scan and create log section.
Added grid lines to the lists for a better view.
Added the new custom commands to the Log analyzer's insert menu.


And from ancient version: 3.0.0.0 changelog:

* Added a new section: UVK immunization. This section allows the users to protect the most commnly affected registry and file system areas from being infected. Full info about immunization: http://www.carifred.com/uvk/help/immunization.htm
Important: You should un-immunize all areas when using the UVK fixes. Many of them will not work when your system is immunized.
* Added a new custom command to automate the immunization: <ImunizeSystem>. Full info here: http://www.carifred.com/uvk/help/customcommands.htm#ImunizeSystem

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UVK history on technibble.com: 'New UVK - Ultra Virus Killer build' topic: http://www.technibble.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26361
 
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Prorootect

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The new UVK version was born. Version v2.4.2.0.


Changelog:
* General internal debugging.
* Replaced several WMI functions by windows api calls. This resulted in a big performance and stability improvement.
* Added context menus to search for files and MD5 hashes in ThreatExpert.com to the Process manager, Startup entries and Drivers/Tasks, sections, and also the Log analyzer.
* Added BIOS information to the System Info section.


PS.
Rootkit removal with UVK - posted by UVK developer on carifred.com forum: http://www.carifred.com/uvk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=56

Google (and other) redirects caused by malware - UVK Tutorial: http://www.carifred.com/uvk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=42

Thanks!
 
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Prorootect

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A NEW UVK version is available (2.4.3.0) - 5.44 MB only.

UVK Help page for this version: http://www.carifred.com/uvk/help/mainwindow.htm

Thank you very much, for this Christmas gift ..

PS.
Very nice review (December 12, 2011) by famous Bill Mullins in his BillMullins.wordpress.com Weblog:
Kill Malware And Fix Windows With Free UVK – Ultra Virus Killer: http://billmullins.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/kill-malware-and-fix-windows-with-free-uvk-ultra-virus-killer/

And UVK forums link: http://www.carifred.com/uvk/forum/

- iamjason comment in 'Welcome' topic here:
'hello fred, Im amazed by this program you have made. You have a great knowledge of virus removal techniques. I would love to help out any if I could. I was working on a similar program but started doing some searching around, found yours, and realized Id be wasting my time. Thanks a bunch for what you have here.'
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Littlebits

Retired Staff
Ultra Virus Killer is an excellent removal tool, its very stable, light and a true original program.
It is a complete removal program, picks up where other lack.

Of coarse only for advanced users who know how to manually remove infections.

Thanks.:D
 

moonshine

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I've been using this for the past month and I can say that it works great especially with stubborn malware.
 

Prorootect

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UVK v2.4.4.0

Changelog for these two last versions:

v2.4.4.0:

* General internal debugging and improvement.

v2.4.3.0:

* General internal debugging.
* Re-enforced the Reset security and ntfs settings fix. Now it also grants registry access to the Administrators ad System groups.
* Re-enforced the Fix install problems fix. Now it also grants the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT key access to the Administrators ad System groups.
* Re-enforced the power of the Process manager. Now it tries to take ownership and grant access to the processes before killing them.
* Added protection to the UVK process. Now it can only be killed by a member of the administrators group.
 
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Prorootect

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My UVK AutoUpdate window says:

A new UVK version is available (2.5.0.0) ..

But I have a little problem ( UVK version 2.5.0.0, this last version).

After click on System info, this get AutoIT Error window:

Line 11452 (File "C:\Program Files\UVK\UVK_en.exe":
'Error: Array variable has incorrect number of subscripts or subscript dimension range exceeded.'

After click on OK button, all disappears, two little windows and UVK window too ..
 
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win7holic

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Prorootect said:
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My UVK AutoUpdate window says:

A new UVK version is available (2.5.0.0) .. YES. I Accept.

My best wishes, and Happy New Year to you, Fred developer!
Thank you very much for your awesome soft.

But I have a little problem ( UVK version 2.5.0.0, this last version).

After click on System info, this get AutoIT Error window:

Line 11452 (File "C:\Program Files\UVK\UVK_en.exe":
'Error: Array variable has incorrect number of subscripts or subscript dimension range exceeded.'

:s After click on OK button, all disappears, two little windows and UVK window too ..

So help me, Fred developer!
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may this can help you:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-performance/error-array-variable-has-incorrect-number-of/b94f94da-9e7c-45cc-b690-25471e0bd82b
 

Prorootect

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Look at this post on UVK forums:


'Yes!!! I found it! thank you so much for helping me out with this one ...

it was really an error code. Sorry I said it was only for your pc. In fact, it would happen for all machines with more processors than network adapters.

Caused by copy/paste. My bad...

I'll try to find more bugs, and update a new build today. Thanks again.'


UVK forums, and this topic here: 'Error: Array variable ..': http://www.carifred.com/uvk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=73&start=20
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NSG001

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What is the best cleaner
Comodo Cleaning Essentials or This ??
Anyone done comparison tests with lots of infections ???
 

Littlebits

Retired Staff
win7holic said:
I think and Guess. This more better.
I'll try it.
I agree it is one of the best complete removal tools that I have ever used.
For example CCE only has a scanner which requires download of a very large database, Killswitch which also requires more large database downloading and Autoruns which is not very stable at the current release.

UVK includes the essential removal tools:

* Automatic anti-malware scans, which includes:
Malwarebytes
Hitman Pro( including 5 AV scanning engines), even can remove infection for free without having to buy Hitman.
SuperAntiSpyware Portable

* Windows Installer Cleanup Utility
* Nirsoft BlueScreen View
* It's own Process Manager
* Startup Entries and Windows Services
* Active Drivers and Scheduled Tasks
* Delete, replace or copy folders and files (can securely delete malicious processes)
* Scan and create log (it's own version of Hijackthis, but more complete)
* Run UVK scripts (can do a full system repair or full system maintenance)
* Repair System and UVK Fixes (offers a large selection of single repairs)
* System Information
* Links to other usual tools

Under 29MB, databases stored in temp files.

Excellent tool George :D
 

NSG001

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Thanks George and special thanks of course to Fred :)
May take a look at this sometime.
Fred