Ultra Virus Killer Changelog

This page lists the most important changes and new features in each UVK update since version 7.9.

To view changes since version 6.8 until version 7.8, click here

To view changes since version 5.7 until version 6.7, click here

To view changes since version 1.3 until version 5.6, click here.

 

UVK 8.0:

v8.0.3.0 Release date: July 22 2016

  Fixed several reported bugs.

  New feature: UVK now also creates a desktop shortcut before each repair operation, in the System repair section. This shortcut is automatically deleted when the repair operation completes, and is intended to quickly resume the operation in case the computer is rebooted or UVK is unexpectedly closed by some other application. The name of the created shortcut is Continue system repair, and it is created in the current user's desktop folder.

  New feature: The UVKPortable package now supports a command line switch: -NoRun. When you use this parameter, UVKPortable will not run UVK_en.exe after installing, as is does bu default. Example of a command: UVKPortable.exe /NoRun or UVKPortable.exe -NoRun

 

v8.0.3.0 Release date: July 22 2016

  Fixed reported bug: The application was crashing when running the Run MS Install/Uninstall troubleshooter fix. 

  Other minor bug fixes.

  New feature: The Reporting section now ensures that SystemInfo.ini has been created and added to the zip.

 

v8.0.2.0 Release date: July 17 2016

  Added a Help button to the Cloud Sync dialog box, which takes you directly to the online help page.

  Fixed a few reported bugs.

 

v8.0.1.0 Release date: July 12 2016

  Introducing a new feature: Cloud Sync. This new feature, only available to registered users, allows you to sync application settings, scripts and whitelists from/to the cloud. It is especially useful for remote access. Click here to go to the corresponding help page.

  Updated Ultra Adware Killer to its latest version (4.3), which includes the new features and fixes below.

 New Ultra Adware Killer feature: DNS hijack detection. Detected DNS hijackers are displayed in the Autostart tab, more exactly in a new group called DNS hijackers. Note: The group is not displayed if no hijacks are found.

 New Ultra Adware Killer feature: Reset Edge's DOM Storage.

 New Ultra Adware Killer feature: Reset IE's DOM Storage.

  Fixed Ultra Adware Killer bug: Open registry location and Open file location was not working in the Firefox list. 

  Fixed reported bug: The System Info section was not displaying the serial number properly in some computers. 

  Added a checkbox in the Reporting section: Delete files after sending. This new option allows you to automatically delete the local report files after successfully sending them to your email address or FTP server. This option is exportable to UVKSettings.ini.

  Changed behavior: The Send reports by Email or FTP System repair fix is only executed after the whole repair operation completes. This way, it no longer sends an incomplete professional HTML report.

  New feature: The Delete All Browsers Cookies function also cleans up Internet Explorer's Dom storage.

  New feature: The Clear Internet explorer's history function also cleans the Internet Explorer's Recovery pages.

  Changed behavior: When UVK SU whitelist.ini is present in %InstallSourceDir%, it is directly used by the Smart Uninstaller, automatically updating the white/black list file on the fly.

  Changed behavior: When UAK_White_list.ini is present in %InstallSourceDir%, it is directly used by the Ultra Adware Killer section, automatically updating the whitelist file on the fly.

  Changed behavior: When UVK SR settings.uvksr is present in %InstallSourceDir%, it is directly used by the System Repair, section, allowing to automatically update the default UVKSR file on the fly.

  Changed behavior: Preferences, in the Options section are updated on the fly, when ticking the checkboxes. The Save button was no longer needed, and was replaced with the new Cloud sync option above.

 

 

UVK 7.9:

v7.9.4.0 Release date: June 27 2016

  Fixed wrong behaviour after clicking the Stop monitoring button, when running third party apps, in the System repair section. 

  Updated behaviour when running third party apps, in the System repair section: If a third party app reboots the computer, logs from that app are collected after reboot.

  Updated behavior: UVK no longer asks for password when continuing repair operations, even if the running protection password is enabled (System repair).

  Added a new item to the Smart uninstaller's right-click menu: Report as unwanted program. This new option allows you to help us improve the Ultra Adware Killer's dataset by reporting malicious and unwanted programs that are currently not being detected by UAK.

  Added a new Maintenance action to the System repair list: Clear Quick Access and Jump Lists. This new fix removes all items in the Quick access, and Jump lists, on the Start menu and taskbar.

  Added a new Pre-repair action to the System repair list: Disable the User Account Control. This new option allows you to disable the UAC during the repair operation. The UAC can be automatically re-enabled unce the repair operation os complete with the new Enable the User Account Control post-repair option.

  Added a new Pre-repair action to the System repair list: Enable the legacy (F8) boot menu. This new option allows you to enable the old boot menu, activated by pressing F8. Obviously this fix only works on Windows 8 or higher.

  Added a new fix to the System repair and optimization group of the System repair list: Start menu troubleshooter. This fix downloads the same named troubleshooter from Microsoft.com and executes it, troubleshooting problems related to the Start Menu and Cortana.

  Added a new fix to the System repair and optimization group of the System repair list: Windows store apps troubleshooter. This fix downloads the same named troubleshooter from Microsoft.com and executes it, troubleshooting problems related to the modern apps and the Windows store.

  Added a new fix to the System repair and optimization group of the System repair list: Windows update troubleshooter. This fix downloads the same named troubleshooter from Microsoft.com and executes it, troubleshooting problems related to Windows Update.

  Added a new Post repair action to the System repair list: Restore the previous UAC state. This new option will restores the User Account Control (UAC) state it had before the current repair operation, is case you used the new Disable the User Account Control fix.

  Added a new Post repair action to the System repair list: Restore the standard boot menu. This new option will restore the standard boot menu in Windows 8, 8.1 and 10, eventually removing the old F8 boot menu, if it was previously enabled.

  Added a new Post repair action to the System repair list: Enable the User Account Control. This new option will restore the User Account Control (UAC) enabled state.

  Imporoved and debugged the Log analyzer.

  Other minor bug fixes and improvements.

 

 

v7.9.1.0 Release date: June 10 2016

  Fixed bug: The Restore normal boot System repair fix, when checked, was disabling some previous selected fixes.

  Improved the List affected files feature of the Execute prevent section. Replaced the confirmation dialog boxes with a text label and a checkbox in the status area.

  Other bug fixes and improvements.

 

v7.9.0.0 Release date: June 07 2016

  Fixed bug: The System immunization feature was triggering Windows 10 to reset the default apps.

  Fixed bug: UVK was not uploading files to VirusTotal in some cases, even if that option was enabled.

  Fixed bug: UVK was not exporting / importing the custom third party directory from UVKSettings.ini. 

  Fixed other minor bugs.

  Added a new item to the System repair list: Prevent resetting default apps. Because Windows 10 keeps periodically resetting the file association, this new tool will fix that issue by preventing some built-in apps such as Microsoft Edge or Photos to be set as the default apps.

  Bundled the Prevent resetting default apps feature mentioned above to the Configure Immunization app that's left beyond uninstall. This way users can also setup the blocked built-in apps after uninstalling the product.

 

 

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