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When you open UVK, the Home page is displayed, like the picture below.

Note that you can launch UVK by pressing the following set of keys: Ctrl + Alt + U.

Content index:


Oveview of the Home page

Customizable buttons (custom apps)

Features of each module



Welcome Screen


Oveview of the Home page

The UVK's Home page, also known as Main menu is the user interface normally displayed when you launch the application. It consists of a window containing 30 buttons.

Click a button to run the indicated module. In order to know what each module does see Features of each module below.

Most of the modules will show a Home button, that you can click to return to the starting point. This simple back and forth procedure allows you to navigate through most of the UVK's features without the need of a permanent side/top bar having all the buttons, which would constantly use a large ammount of precious space in the GUI.

The disposition of the buttons is organized in three sections:

The six small buttons at the top will jump to application related features.
The six buttons in the left bottom area of the window refer to system repair and optimization features.
The sixteen buttons in the right side refer to miscellaneous features, such as tweaking, backup, recovery, system information and others.  

Below is the list of actions you can perform after clicking the corresponding button in the welcome screen.


Customizable buttons (custom apps)

Starting with version 11.9, UVK offers you 19 buttons that can download one or two files and execute up to four commands. Clicking the last button in the right pane (More custom apps) brings up a dialog box  with 18 customizable buttons,similar to the picture below.

Custom apps dialog box

By default, the buttons are named Add custom app, and they behave as Custom third party apps, in the System repair module. Each app can download one or two files from the Internet, and run up to four commands. Also each command can be a single line UVK scripting command, but multiple line commands will not work.

Clicking an empty button opens a dialog box where you can configure your custom app for the selected button. Please see Custom third party apps for instructions. Once you setup your custom buttons, just right-click over them to get additional options: Edit extra app, and Delete extra app.

Custom apps can be exported to UVKSettings.ini, and syncronized through CloudSync. So, if you own a valid UVK license, you can automatically load your custom apps in every computer you run UVK.



Features of each module

System booster

Check  Improve system performance and reduce registry size by removing invalid registry keys and values.
Check  Improve the Windows shell's responsiveness by removing invalid shortcuts.
Check  Free up hard disk space by removing unnecessary (junk) files and old restore points.
Check  Export the list of items found to a text file.
Check  Defragment the Windows registry.
Check  Create system restore points and register the system files.
Check  Cleanup all temporary files and browsers cache.
Check  Backup and restore the Windows registry.


Smart uninstaller

Check  Uninstall several programs at once, and in automated mode, if desired.
Check  Force uninstall of stubborn programs.
Check  Add custom uninstall entries to the uninstall list.
Check  Get information about the uninstall entry.
Check  Delete the uninstall entry without uninstalling the program.
Check  Change the uninstall entry's icon.
Check  Verify the uninstall file's signature.
Check  Get the uninstall file's VirusTotal report.
Check  Open the file system location of the program's folder or the uninstaller file.
Check  Open the uninstall entry's help/info url.
Check  Hide Microsoft signed files from the list.
Check  Change the way the uninstall entries are dysplayed in the list.
Check  And much more...


Quick user manager

Check  Manage all user accounts in your system, including buil-in accounts.
Check  Easily add new user accounts, and simmultaneously set their password, privilege level and associated picture.
Check  Remove user accounts in two clicks.
Check  Change or remove the password for any user account.
Check  Change the picture associated with any user account.
Check  Auto-logon a user account.
Check  Hide a user account from the welcome screen.
Check  Enable, disable user accounts and much more.


System immunization

Check  Prevent the most vulnerable registry and file system areas from being infected.
Check  Prevent adding programs to the windows startup and logon.
Check  Prevent creating/deleting browser helper objects, Internet explorer toolbars and search providers.
Check  Prevent modifying the internet settings and the Internet explorer startup pages.
Check  Prevent executing files in specific directories.
Check  Backup and restore the Windows registry.


System repair

Check  Repair your computer with more than fifty exclusive fixes: Register system dlls, enable and repair Windows update, clear dns cache and the hosts file, reset user default registry settings, fix installation problems, empty all browsers cache, reset security settings, defragment and optimize the hard drives, install Java, Flash, DirectX, .Net Framework, Fix the WMI and the system restore, delete all restore points, fix the windows shell, reset the user shell folders and much more.
Check  Automate the most popular malware removal tools: MalwareBytes AntiMalware, Super AntiSpyware, Rogue Killer, Kaspersky TDSSKiller, Avast! aswMBR, AdwCleaner, Junkware Removal Tool and Avast! Browser Cleanup .
Check  Create your own apps, which can automatically download and run files.
Check  Create professional html reports of all the actions performed in this section.
Check  Import/Export everything to a file, allowing you to run the desired fixes and apps with a couple of clicks.


Threat Scanner

Check  Detect and remove adware for all the users in your system in less than two minutes.
Check  Detect and remove browser toolbars, ad-ons, plugins, unwanted search providers and hijacked home pages, and also potentially unwanted programs (PUP's).
Check  Detect and remove Internet browser hijackers, such as malicious extensions and ad-ons, hijacked shortcuts and infected startup pages and search engins. Support for nearly all browsers has been recently added.



Check  Copy an MBR disk to a GPT one and the inverse.
Check  Select the partitions to copy.
Check  Copy a single partition and make the target disk bootable.
Check  Erase and initialize a disk.
Check  Convert a MBR disk to GPT and the inverse.
Check  Make a disk offline or read-only.
Check  View disk detailed information.
Check  Delete partitions.
Check  Create partitions
Check  Format partitions.
Check  Set the volume label, the drive letter and the access paths
Check  Set partition/volume advanced options.
Check  Scan and repair volumes.
Check  Optimize volumes.
Check  Make partitions bootable.
Check  View partition and volume detailed information.


Clear Disk Info

Check  Get a clear view of health related information about connected storage devices.
Check  Export the disk's S.M.A.R.T./NVMe information to a text file.
Check  Monitor the disks and get warnings when their health status changes.
Check  Check disks for errors and repair them.
Check  Optimize the disks.
Check  Eject the disks.


Process manager

Check  Filter all the running processes by their executable path.
Check  Select and manage several processes at once.
Check  Kill processes.
Check  Kill several processes with the same path at once.
Check  Kill processes and delete the parent files simultaneously.
Check  Kill several processes using special filters.
Check  Delete the whole parent directory of a process.
Check  Pause and resume processes.
Check  Verify the processes files signatures.
Check  Search information about a process over the internet.
Check  Get the VirusTotal report of the running files.
Check  Open the running files location.
Check  View the running files properties.
Check  Manage the services running in a specific process.


Memory modules manager

Check  List all loaded memory modules.
Check  Search information about the memory modules over the internet.
Check  Verify the memory modules files signatures.
Check  Filter the modules list. You can hide system protected files, all Microsoft files, or all digitally signed files.
Check  Get the VirusTotal report of the memory modules.
Check  Open the memory modules file locations.
Check  View the memory modules file properties.
Check  Delete infected memory objects using two diferent methods.


Autorun manager

Check  Delete autorun entries, scheduled tasks and the corresponding files simultaneously.
Check  Select and manage several autorun entries at once.
Check  Verify the autorun entries file signatures.
Check  Filter the autoruns list. You can hide system protected files, all Microsoft files, or all digitally signed files.
Check  Search information about a autorun entry file over the internet.
Check  Get the VirusTotal report of the autorun files.
Check  Jump to the registry key where the autorun entry is located.
Check  Open the autorun entries file locations.
Check  View the autorun entries file properties.
Check  Maximizable window in this section for a more comfortable view.


Service manager

Check  Delete services or drivers, and the corresponding files simultaneously.
Check  Perform all common service management tasks: Stop, start, pause, resume services, and set their startup type.
Check  Select and manage several services or drivers at once.
Check  Stop all non Microsoft services.
Check  Filter the services list. You can hide system protected files, all Microsoft files, or all digitally signed files.
Check  Verify the services/drivers file signatures.
Check  Search information about a service/driver file over the internet.
Check  Get the VirusTotal report of the service/driver file.
Check  Jump to the registry key where the service/driver is located.
Check  Open the service/driver file location.
Check  View the service file properties.
Check  Jump to the service's process in the Process manager.
Check  Maximizable window in this section for a more comfortable view.


Alternate streams manager

Check  Recursively scan a drive or folder for alternate data streams.
Check  Search information about the streams over the internet.
Check  Verify the ADS files signatures.
Check  Read the streams contents.
Check  Get the MD5 VirusTotal report of the streams.
Check  Open the streams file locations.
Check  Delete one, several or all the streams found. 


Delete or replace file or folder

Check  Delete files and folders even if they're being used by applications.
Check  Delete running executable files.
Check  Delete files and folders you can't normally delete from  the Windows explorer.
Check  Delete the files permanently or move them to the recycle bin.
Check  Replace or copy files.
Check  Expand compressed files.
Check  Replace files even if they are loaded in the memory. 


Scan and create log

Check  Perform a full analysis of your system and save it to a text file that you can send to a friend or professional, post in a forum, or analyze it yourself.
Check  Choose the areas you want to scan and show in the log.
Check  Choose whether to show Microsoft signed files in the log.
Check  Choose where to save the log.
Check  Choose whether to verify the scanned files digital signatures.
Check  Search for recently created files, and write them to the log.
Check  Perform other custom scans, such as retrieving specific information on files, folders, registry entries, or automatically get the VirusTotal analysis result for a file. 


Run Scripts

Check  Disinfect your computer by pasting lines from the UVK log to delete corresponding registry entries and files.
Check  Use custom commands to download files, execute programs, delete or add registry entries, terminate processes, delete files and folders, run cmd batch scripts, register system files, run the UVK Fixes and much more.
Check  Create system restore points, empty the recycle bin and all users temporary folders.
Check  Create and run scripts that perform complete system repair, maintenance and optimization.
Check  Automatically run any of the UVK fixes or scans. 


Tools and tweaks

Check  Run useful Windows or third party tools such as the registry editor, msconfig, the decice manager, the windows console, the task manager, Blue screen viewer, Windows installer cleanup tool, .NET framework cleanup tool and much more, all in one click.
Check  Quickly enable/disable Windows features such as the administrator account, the user account control, the system restore, the hibernation, view hidden files and much more.
Check  Repair the file associations that are most commonly corrupted by malware: exe, com, msi, bat, cmd, reg and vbs.
Check  Prevent those file associations from being infected/corrupted.
Check  Backup user profiles.
Check  Unlock locked folders.
Check  Open a file or internet location.
Check  Retrieve al sorts of information on any file.
Check  Generate VirusTotal reports, deny or grant access, or perform an sfc scan for any file.
Check  Search information on files and registry entries over the internet.
Check  Grant access or prevent changes to registry keys.
Check  Enumerate all the restore points.
Check  Select and delete one or several restore points.
Check  Create system restore points.
Check  Enable or disable the system restore. 


System Info

Check  Show information that can be very useful specially if you're going to reinstall windows or if you need to diagnose a performance or hardware problem. This includes the processor, memory and page file usage, OS and office product keys, and hardware, software and user accounts info.
Check  Export this info to a comprehensive html file.


Registry seeker

Check  Scan the registry for several text strings simultaneously.
Check  Display the matched keys and values for eact string in a separate group.
Check  Securely remove the selected keys/values by performing a backup before removal.
Check  Forced removal of the selected keys/values.


WAU Manager

Check  Update device drivers through Windows Update.
Check  Search for driver updates, Software updates or both.
Check  Update Windows.
Check  Disable/Enable the built in Windows automatic updates.
Check  Schedule the application to automatically update Windows at a specific date and time.
Check  Update Windows regularly based with the built in scedule.
Check  Uninstall installed Windows updates.
Check  Prevent Windows updates from being installed.
Check  Update Windows defender definitions even when the Windows automatic updates are disabled.
Check  Fully replace the Windows automatic updates system.


RebootExec Utilities

Check  Configure or launch the Desktop Watermark.
Check  Launch Stop Resetting My Apps.
Check  Launch Multiple Reboot Scheduler.
Check  Launch Account Profile Fixer.
Check  Enable or disable the System Immunization or Execute Prevent.



Check  Password protect running UVK.
Check  Change the program's preferences.
Check  Cancel check the system drive or reset the user default settings on reboot.
Check  Run the Log analyzer, check for updates, report a bug or send a comment.
Check  Customize the UVK's interface by choosing one from 11 available skins.



Check  Send the application reports to your email address.
Check  Send the application reports to your FTP server.
Check  Choose which files to embed in the report.


Health Check

Check  Take a quick look at your computer's health status..
Check  Fix the issues found or get instructions on how to..
Check  Easily enable/disable the System Immunization or Exevute Prevent.
Check  Know the date and time of the last Threat Scan.
Check  Start a new Threat scan in onel click


Clicking the Help button or pressing F1 will bring you to this page.

Clicking the About button will display a dialog box showing information about the current UVK version and the product activation, as well as options to purchase and install a UVK license.


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