McAfee Stinger      

Size:  18MB

License:   FREE

Publisher:  Publisher | Listed Programs

Release Date:   2021-05-11

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OS:  Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10

Downloads:   298542

Popularity:   Popularity:3/10



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Software Product Description

McAfee AVERT Stinger is a stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but rather a tool to assist administrators and users when dealing with an infected system. Stinger utilizes next generation scan engine technology, including process scanning, digitally signed DAT files, and scan performance optimizations.

Windows XP/Vista users:

Disabling System Restore
Windows utilizes a restore utility that backs up selected files automatically to the C:_Restore folder. This means that an infected file could be stored there as a backup file, and VirusScan will be unable to delete these files. You must disable the System Restore Utility to remove the infected files from the C:_Restore folder.

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Reviewer: -Larry

Review Date: 2016-05-06

Pros: None

Cons: See other thoughts: Appears to support only shown OSs.

Other Thoughts: Per Intel Security linked site:
Q: What versions of Windows are supported by Stinger?
A: Windows XP SP2, 2003 SP2, Vista SP1, 2008, 7 and 8. In addition, Stinger requires the machine to have Internet Explorer version 8 or above.


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