UVK Help - Options
You can access this section by clicking Options, in the Welcome screen.
Overview of the "Options" section
Press the Cloud Sync button to configure automatic syncing of settings, whitelists and scripts to/from the cloud.
If you are a licensed user, you will also be able to save the settings to a ini file, which will be loaded by the UVK packages upon instal. The settings saved to the ini file will automatically be loaded by the UVK packages.
Click Save to file to export the current UVK settings to a ini file. Placing the created ini file in the same path as the UVK packages will make them automatically write the settings from the ini file to the registry. This includes the UVK running protection password, the UVK preferences and settings, and the lists columns width. This feature is only available for the users who bought the UVK branding key.
This tab allows you to set general application settings. All changes are applied on the fly, as you tick or un-tick the check boxes.
Request a password to run the application: This feature is only available to registered users. It allows you to set a password to be asked everytime UVK is launched.
File and folder context menu: If you uncheck this option, the Force Delete and File information context menu options will be deleted and you will no longer be able to get information or delete files or folders from the Windows explorer using this feature.
Associate with .uvk .uvksr and .uvkbk files: This option controls whether the file associations for UVK scripts (.UVK), System repair settings files (.UVKSR) and Backup files (.UVKBK) are created and those file types associated with the applicaiton.
Create a desktop shortcut: Whether to have a shortcut to UVK's executable on the current user's desktop.
Automatically update the application: This option controls whether UVK should automatically search for updates when it is launched. The process will be performed in the background, so the launch time will not be affected. If a new version is available, you will be notified, and provided with the option to upgrade.
Show tooltips for UI elements: Enable or disable displaying tooltips on mouse overed controls.
The main window is always on top: Enable or disable top most attributes for UVK's main window.
Automatically load the last UVKSR file: When this option is enabled UVK will automatically load the last System repair settings file (if any) when you go tho the System repair section.
Create desktop shortcut to my homepage upon uninstall: This feature is only available to registered users. If this option is enabled, a desktop internet shortcut pointing to your website is automatically created when the application is uninstalled.
Do not use 2Browse to display Internet pages and HTML reports: By default, UVK uses 2Browse to display Internet pages, such as this one, and HTML logs, such as the System info or the VirusTotal reports. Check this option if you prefer to use the default internet browser instead.
Make the version text label in the Home section link to the ChangeLog page: If this option is enabled, clicking the text label in the top right of the Home section will take you to the Change log web page.
System Repair: After the UAK scan completes, automatically remove any items found: If you enable this option, the Ultra Adware Killer scan, when launched from the System repair section will be completely automated. Any "checked" items are automatically removed, and UAK is closed after the removal. Note that this will not allow you to check for false positives, so use this feature at your own risk.
This feature helps you to set if and where the Configure Immunization shortcut is to be created when you uninstall the application. By default, this shortcut is automatically created in the common desktop folder. The shortcut is created only if you do not choose to do a clean uninstall, and one of the following conditions meet:
Select Desktop shortcut, or Start menu shortcut, according to the location where you wnat the shortcut to be created, or Do not create the "Configure Immunization" shortcut, if you not want to create a shortcut at all. Keep in mind that, if you choose this option, you will need to re-install the application to make changes to the System Immunization, Execute prevent or Stop resetting my apps.
This tab allows you to easily change the colors of the application's user interface, making it look exactly the way you like.
Currently, the only available option is to change the skin. Select the desired skin from the dropdown box and press Apply skin. Changes are immediately applied.
This tab allows you to configure several options related to the way VirusTotal reports are displayed in the Process Manager, Memory modules manager, Autorun manager, Service manager and Smart uninstaller lists.
Automatically start VirusTotal analysis: When this option is enabled, the VirusTotal analysis of the files and URLs in the list is automatically started as soon as the list is created.
Automatically upload unknown items to VirusTotal: When this option is enabled, files that are not yet present in VirusTotal's database yet are automatically uploaded, so they are aded to VT's database. We recommend you leave this option enabled, not only to improve the security of the analysis of your machine, but also to improve VirusTotal's database.
Show the "VirusTotal analysis" progress dialog box. When this option is enabled, a small dialog box is displayed in the top left corner of the desktop, indicating the progress of the VirusTotal analysis operation. Othewise, the operation is silently performed in a background thread.
You can set a threshold value that defines up until how many detections a file scanned with VirusTotal should be considered safe. VirusTotal scans files with more than 50 AntiVirus programs. If only one or two of those detect the file as malware, we consider it a false positive.
However, we leave that evaluation up to you. Enter the desired threshold value in the input box, or use the up/down arrows to the right to increase/decrease it. Changes are instantly applied.
Help buttons behavior
By default, when you click a Help button, UVK will take you to the help page corresponding to the section you are working on. For instance, if you are working in the Options section, clicking the Help button will bring you to this page.
However, that may not be the action you want. I.E. if you own a branding license you may not want to give away the true origin of the application. That's whay UVK provides you with options to control the action to take when you press the Help buttons.
Go to the help page of the section I'm working on: This is the default behavior, as explained above.
Go to the main help page, which contains links to all the help pages: If this option is enabled, clicking any help button will take you to the main Help page.
Go to my website page: This option is only available to users having a Branding license, because this license type has an associated website, which ckicking the Help buttons takes you to.
Third party folder options
This feature allows you to set up where you want UVK to download third party applications to. End users usually don't need this feature. It's specially useful when UVK is installed from a USB drive or a network location, because in that case you can tell UVK to download third party software to that location instead.
The default option is Use the default path (a sub-directory of the install folder). Use this option if you don't know what to choose.
The Make the Third Party folder be the same as %InstallSourceDir% option will make UVK use the same folder where the UVK package that was used to install the application resides. For instance, if you installed UVK from E:\UVKPortable.exe, this option will make UVK download third party tools to E:\.
You can also tell UVK to use a custom directory as the ThirdParty folder. In this case, select Use the custom path below. You can use environment variables so the path remains valid in other computers. UVK will then download third party tools to the directory you specify.
This app contains shortcuts to utilities related to the application itself.
Command line help: Learn or review the application's supported command line switches.
Create script: Launch the Log analyzer, so you can quickly create a UVK script.
Check for updates: Check if a newer version of the application is available for download.
Report a bug: This link takes you to the comment/bug reporting page.
View application log: View the report of the actions taken with the application.
Download scripts: This link takes you to UVK's script collection page.
Create SFX package: This feature allows you to create a self installing package containing UVK's required files, your license activation files, settings, scripts and any other files you may need. For more information please visit the dedicated help page.
View last SFC logs: View details about the latest System File Checker (SFC) operations.
View last DISM logs: View details about the latest Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) operations.
Auto script tab
This tab allows you to configure up to three actions that the application will automatically carry on when it is normally launched. You can make it automatically run a UVK script, load a System Repair Settings file, and run a specific command.
This feature was built to be intuitive. Normally you start by setting up the path of the file to be executed, int the corresponding field. You can use the Browse button to the right of each field to locate the file using the Windows shell. Also, all three fields support drag & drop.
Because you don't know how many times you will launch UVK, you may not want to run the commands each time you launch the application. So this feature also allows you to specify the number of interval days between each run. Tick the Limit to once every checkbox in the desired group, and then enter the desired days interval in the input box. If the corresponding command has already been executed, it will not be again until that number of days has passed.
The AutoLoad feature also allows you to set the UI (user interface) mode for each command. For the UVK script and the UVKSR file, choosing the Passive mode will make UVK show only progress information, choosing the Quiet mode will not show any UI. For the specific command, choosing the Hidden UI mode will make UVK try to hide any windows created by the command's process. You should not use this mode for commands that expect user input.
If you want to reset all fields to their defaults, press the Clear all button.
If you want to check out if the commands are working properly before saving, press Test all.
when you're done setting up your commands, press Save all. This will save the changes for the current computer. If you want to save the changes for use in other computers, you can CloudSync them, or export them to UVKSettings.ini.
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