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Ultra Virus Killer 7.6 adds VirusTotal support

29 January 2016, Mike Williams

Ultra Virus KillerCarifred has updated its malware hunter Ultra Virus Killer with integrated VirusTotal support.

No need to manually launch checks on individual files any more: just open the Process, Autorun, Service or Modules lists and a new column displays the VirusTotal score for every file.

This can take a while, because by default UVK uploads unknown files to VirusTotal, but fortunately there’s a setting to turn this off (Options > clear “Auto upload unknown items…”).

While the basic scores were displayed without issue for us, we couldn’t get any more information. Clicking “Get VirusTotal report” only ever displayed a “Creating the report” alert, which disappeared after a fraction of a second, and nothing further happened at all.

Elsewhere, there are new maintenance tools to clean up the shell MuiCache (details on recently run programs) and empty AppData subfolders.

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A new VirusTotal column highlights potential malware

Sysinternals Sigcheck is now bundled with the program, and a new command uses it to check for untrusted root certificates.

Extra system tweaks include the ability to enable/ disable Windows Fast Boot and Windows Defender’s PUP detection, and there’s a selection of smaller improvements and bug fixes.

The missing VirusTotal report is an issue (try Process Explorer if that’s a must for you), but having the summary scores displayed up-front is a major plus, and overall UVK 7.6.0 is a worthwhile update.

Ultra Virus Killer is a free application for Windows XP and later.

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