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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,849
United States Rank #5,973
Reach 0.0520%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.41 days
159.50 days >
Average installed length: 83.80 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
10.14.2.0 0.10%
10.9.5.0 0.39%
10.9.4.0 0.20%
10.9.3.0 0.10%
10.9.2.0 0.10%
10.9.1.0 0.29%
10.9.0.0 0.49%
10.8.4.0 1.37%
10.8.3.0 0.49%
10.8.2.0 0.78%
10.8.1.0 0.10%
10.8.0.0 2.54%
10.7.9.1 0.10%
10.7.9.0 0.29%
10.7.7.2 0.10%
10.7.7.1 0.10%
10.7.6.1 0.29%
10.7.5.1 0.10%
10.7.2.0 0.29%
10.7.1.0 0.10%
10.6.2.0 0.20%
10.6.1.0 0.10%
10.6.0.0 0.88%
10.5.5.0 0.98%
10.5.3.0 0.10%
10.5.2.0 0.10%
10.5.1.0 0.10%
10.5.0.0 0.20%
10.4.5.0 0.49%
10.4.4.0 0.68%
10.4.3.0 0.20%
10.4.2.0 0.10%
10.4.1.0 0.39%
10.4.0.0 0.49%
10.3.11.0 0.49%
10.3.9.0 0.10%
10.3.8.0 0.10%
10.3.7.0 0.10%
10.3.6.0 0.88%
10.3.2.0 0.10%
10.2.3.0 0.10%
9.6.7.0 0.20%
9.6.6.0 0.39%
9.6.5.4 0.20%
9.6.5.0 0.49%
9.6.3.0 0.20%
9.6.2.0 0.10%
9.6.0.0 0.39%
8.0.8.0 1.37%
8.0.7.0 1.07%
8.0.6.0 0.68%
137 versions

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UVK - Ultra Virus Killer

Overview

UVK - Ultra Virus Killer is a software program developed by Carifred. The most common release is 10.8.0.0, with over 40% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named uvk_en.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 4.55 MB (4,768,463 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 64% of users of UVK - Ultra Virus Killer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.carifred.com/uvk
Help link: www.carifred.com/uvk/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\UVK
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\UVK\UVK_en.exe -Uninst
Estimated size: 4.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by UVK - Ultra Virus Killer

Program executable:uvk_en.exe
Name:Ultra Virus Killer
Path:C:\Program Files\uvk\uvk_en.exe
MD5:2978fa14d01fdf63a835245e032d22f5
Additional files:
  • UVK.dll - UVK - Ultra virus killer (UVK - Ultra virus killer library)
  • Log analyzer.exe - Ultra Virus Killer (UVK log analyzer and script creator)
  • RebootExec.exe - UVK reboot command parser
  • uvkres.dll - Ultra Virus Killer resource library
  • 2Browse.exe - File extension fixer (2Browse - Web and File Browser)
  • AutoItRun.exe - Ultra Virus Killer AutoIt script parser
  • AutoItRun64.exe
  • RebootExecx64.exe
  • UVK.exe
  • UVK_en64.exe
  • ClearDiskInfo.exe - ClearDiskInfo
  • WAU Manager.exe - WAU Manager

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UVK_en64.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Ultra Virus Killer Auto Cleanup' (runs daily at 9:46).
  • UVK_en.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Ultra Virus Killer Auto Cleanup' (runs daily at 10:55 PM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • RebootExecx64.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named StartupItem.
2 Startup Files (User Run Once)
  • UVK_en.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name '*Continue system repair' which loads as "C:\Program Files\UVK - Ultra Virus Killer\UVK_en.exe" -ContinueRepair "C:\Program Files\UVK - Ultra Virus Killer\ContinueRepair.uvksr" 2.
  • RebootExec.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Install default theme' which loads as C:\Program Files\UVK - Ultra Virus Killer\RebootExec.exe Inst_Def_Theme.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • RebootExec.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Desktop Watermark' which loads as "C:\Program Files\UVK - Ultra Virus Killer\RebootExec.exe" -DesktopWatermark.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run Once)
  • RebootExecx64.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Reset user default settings' which loads as C:\Program Files\UVK - Ultra Virus Killer\RebootExecx64.exe Reset_UDS S-1-5-21-473791348-2861576875-549505024-1001.
  • RebootExec.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '*Delete C:...\~DF709CEBED35C8D976.TMP OnNextReboot' which loads as "C:\Program Files\UVK - Ultra Virus Killer\RebootExec.exe" "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\~DF709CEBED35C8D976.TMP".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UVK_en.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\UVK - Ultra Virus Killer\UVK_en.exe'.

How do I remove UVK - Ultra Virus Killer?

You can uninstall UVK - Ultra Virus Killer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program UVK - Ultra Virus Killer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove UVK - Ultra Virus Killer.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.39%
Windows 10 43.08%
Windows Vista 3.51%
Windows XP 3.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.20%
Windows 10 Home 12.03%
Windows 8.1 10.55%
Windows 7 Professional 9.37%
Windows 10 Pro 9.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.85%
  United Kingdom 11.40%
  France 3.49%
  New Zealand 1.63%
  Argentina 1.55%
  Canada 1.47%
  Australia 1.40%
  Netherlands 1.16%
  Germany 1.16%
  Italy 1.01%
  Belgium 1.01%
  Brazil 0.78%
  Spain 0.78%
  Israel 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.90%
Dell 22.60%
Acer 16.49%
Samsung 9.62%
Toshiba 9.47%
ASUS 8.24%
GIGABYTE 5.95%
Lenovo 2.75%
Intel 1.37%
Medion 0.61%
Common models
Samsung 940X3G/930X3G 15.41%
ASUS All Series 4.40%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.20%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.20%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 2.20%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.89%

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