How to get rid of the uc VirusSometimes the uc file may cloak a virus, such as McAfee found RDN/Generic PUP.z, as well as Sophos found Generic PUA JE (PUA). If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with uc.exe
The uc.exe process is also known as badu or, as the case may be, sbqh and is a part of pps or, as the case may be, Unauthorized copy uc. This software is produced by Unauthorized copy. An obsolete or defective version of uc.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- badu has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- badu has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- uc.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module uc.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about uc.exe badu
uc.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Uc.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 200,752 bytes (20% of all these files), 245,829 bytes as well as 7 other variants.
Uc.exe has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. It was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). Uc.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 67% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find uc.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about uc?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall pps or Unauthorized copy uc
To remove badu from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate pps or Unauthorized copy uc in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if uc.exe (badu) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of badu. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for badu or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or uc.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.