What is uvPL.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the uvPL.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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UvPL.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with uvPL
UvPL.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Ulead VideoStudio or Corel VideoStudio belongs to software Ulead VideoStudio SE DVD or Ulead VideoStudio (version 11) or Corel VideoStudio (version 12) by Ulead Systems ( or InterVideo Digital Technology or Corel TW.

Description: UvPL.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. UvPL.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 36,864 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 341,488 bytes, 397,456 bytes or 341,232 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). UvPL.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ Ulead VideoStudio SE DVD or Ulead VideoStudio 10.

Recommended: Identify uvPL.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as uvPL.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the uvPL.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Does far too much background processing for 15-20 minutes, making the system unstable
uvPL.exe wird unter anderem von Corel Videobearbeitung verwendet. Also wenn ihr ein Videobearbeitungsprogramm habt, dann braucht ihr euch nicht zu wundern wo die Datei herkommt!
  Thomas Becker  
I was looking to find out what "DVAPTray.exe" is, and cant find anything, but I now know what it is, so for any body lookin for DVAPTray.exe, its a app that comes with camera software from Arcsoft, its for uploading files directly to uTube.   (further information)
uvpl.exe is a part of Ulead VideoStudio developed by Ulead Systems.

Summary: Average user rating of uvPL.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks uvPL.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving uvPL issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with uvPL. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the uvPL.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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