Ultra Virus Killer Changelog

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This page lists the most important changes and new features in each UVK update since the version 7.9 until version 9.6.

 

UVK 9.6:

v9.6.7 Release date: November 17 2016

  Bug fixing release.

 

v9.6.6 Release date: November 09 2016

  General debugging and optimization (mostly bug fixing release).

 

v9.6.5.5 Release date: November 06 2016

  General debugging and optimization.

  New feature: The Registry Defragmentation feature now ofers the option to also disable registry compression. This can highly improve system performance and reduce boot and shutdown time. Our tests indicate a great improvement after using this new feature.

  New feature: Added support to specify the Report ID when sending reports to email address or FTP server through the command line. The Report ID must be specified in a new switch with the following format: /ID={ReportID}. Example:

UVK_en.exe /SendReports /ID=12345 /Passive

  New feature: You can now set up whether the Configure Immunization shortcut is created in the Desktop folder or in the Start Menu, or if it is not created at all. This new option can be found in the Options section, General tab, and can be Cloud Synced or exported to UVKSettings.ini.

  New feature: The Smart Uninstaller's white/black list manager now automatically sorts items in alphabetical order.

  Changed behavior: UVK no longer asks for the running protection password after an automatic update of the application, because it has already been done.

  Improved the registry backup, restore and defragmentation features.

  Fixed bug: UVK was not being able to delete directories containing reparse points.

 

v9.6.5.4 Release date: October 29 2016

  General debugging and optimization.

  New feature: The Smart Uninstaller's white/black list manager now has a Toggle selected button that allows to move items directly from the while list to the black list and vice versa.

 

v9.6.5.2 Release date: October 23 2016

  General debugging and optimization.

  New system repair fix: Unattended disk cleanup. This new fix will run the Windows disk cleanup utility, scan the system drive and automatically free disk space. No user interaction will be needed.

 

v9.6.5.0 Release date: October 18 2016

  Bug fixing release.

 

v9.6.3.0 Release date: October 15 2016

  General debugging and improvement.

  Fixed bug: The application was not behaving properly when uninstalling several progarms at once, in the Smart uninstaller section.

  Improved the zipped report's file name in the Reporting section: The name now contains less underscores, and the saved report ID (if any) is appended in the end of the file.

 

v9.6.2.0 Release date: October 13 2016

  General debugging and improvement.

  Fixed bug: The application was crashing when switching to the System Info section, in some computers.

  Fixed other reported bugs.

  Added a new fix to the System Repair list: Reset Firefox print settings. Sometimes Firefox gets stuck with one print paper size, usually after switching printers. This fix will reset Firefox's printer settings, automatically fixing that issue and similar ones.

Note: Firefox's process will be killed prior to the reset operation.

  New feature: The Home section now shows process, memory and primary HDD information in the title bar.

  New feature: Items that have a high number VirusTotal detections become red, in the VirusTotal column.

 

v9.6.0.0 Release date: October 04 2016

  The application was completely rewritten in C++. The major differences in this new rewrite are listed below.

  All lists now have a quick search feature, which allows to quickly find an item in the respective list by entering a portion of the item's text in the search input field. To quickly use this feature, use the Ctrl+F key combination.

  The lists load much faster, and the following sections now have a resizable window: System Immunization, System Repair and System Info.

  Added options to immunize Chrome and Firefox in the System Immunization section. Other improvements to this section.

  Added a "Quick load" feature to the system repair section. This feature shows a drop-down list containing the UVKSR files already loaded and those present in well known directoried such as %InstallSourceDir%, and allows to instantly load one of the listed files, or unload the current one.

  Added a new "Save hilighted App in..." context menu to the System Repair list, which allows to export a custom third party app to another  UVKSR file, making it easy to transfer your favourite apps to all your UVKSR files.

  The System Info section now also lists installed programs.

  The "Misc tools" and "IT/Geek tools" sections were merged into a new one: Tools and tweaks. This new section not only has all the features of the previous two sections, but it also has many enhancements and new tweaks and tools. The only exception is the previous "Profile backup" feature, which will be replaced in the near future with a new section: Backup and recovery. The help page of the new sections will be available soon.

  The "Options" section also had many enhancements and new available options, so you can setup the application to behave exactly the way you want.

  The portable packages no longer create a start menu folder.

  The application's file layout was changed, and now it always installs both 32 and 64-bit files. If you run the 32-bit main executable (UVK_en.exe) in a 64-bit environment, it will automatically run the 64-bit executable instead (UVK_en64.exe). This allowed us to also provide the application as a simple ZIP archive, where you can put your license, and favourite scripts and other files, making it ideal for remote use.

  New behavior: When %InstallSourceDir% is not defined (for instance, when you use the ZIP version for the first time in a PC), it will default to the "Third party" folder, inside the application's folder itself. So, if you want to put default black lists and scripts in your custom zip, just place them in the "Third party" folder, inside the ZIP file.

 

UVK 8.0:

v8.0.8.0 Release date: September 28 2016

  This is probably the last update of the AutoIt UVK version. Time to take a look at the new C++ UVK, faster and more powerful. 

  Fixed a few minor bugs. 

  Added support for non standard FTP ports, in the Reporting section. Those can be specified in the Server name field, by appending a colon followed by the port number. i.e. example.com:2121 or 124.10.20.30:2121

 

v8.0.7.0 Release date: August 28 2016

  Bug fixing release.

 

v8.0.6.0 Release date: August 17 2016

  Bug fixing release.

 

v8.0.5.0 Release date: August 11 2016

  Fixed several minor bugs.

  New feature: The Smart Uninstaller now automatically closes any browser processes launched by the uninstaller processes.

  New feature: Enabling/disabling the User Account Control no longer needs to reboot in order for changes to apply. 

  Changed behavior: The EULA is not displayed if a valid license is found, either a branding or common license. Previously, the EULA was only skipped for branding licenses.

  Improved the Cloud Sync user interface, which now uses a more logical and secure approach.

 

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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