McAfee Stinger is a portable and free application designed to remove malware-infected files from the computer. It scans the hard disk on demand and detects viruses, rootkits, Trojans, worms, and other e-threats.
Since there is no setup pack involved, you can drop the executable file anywhere on the hard disk and launch the tool immediately. There is also the possibility to save McAfee Stinger to a pen drive and scan any suspicious computer without installing anything else.
Just keep in mind that the storage device shouldn't be read-only, since the app automatically creates some files when it's running, such as logs with statistics for each scan. An important aspect worth taking into account is that, unlike most installers, McAfee Stinger does not modify Windows registry settings.
The GUI is user-friendly, made from a regular window with a neatly organized layout. By default, the application looks only into system areas where viruses are known to hide, such as program files and the Windows directory. However, you may customize the scan and reduce its duration by handpicking a drive or directory.
During scanning you can view the currently verified file, scan time and total files scanned, along with found and cleaned threats. Any suspicions are sent to the quarantine, where you can decide whether to keep or remove the files in question. Log details may be examined in separate files. It is possible to modify the quarantine's default location and include all scanned files in logs.
The tool uses moderate RAM and low CPU during scanning, which may take a while, depending on the target's size. However, we have come across some issues in our tests. McAfee Stinger wouldn't take into account the custom locations we assigned for scanning, and kept running in default mode instead.
Nevertheless, users are welcomed to try McAfee Stinger for themselves and figure out if it's a suitable on-demand virus scanner for them. Just keep in mind that it does not provide real-time protection against malware, so you still have to install an all-round antivirus application to keep the PC safe at all times.
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hello everybody this is scott and i'm back with another video and this one is called the McAfee Stinger the Stinger is supposed to be a program developed by mcafee that arm mcafee or what do you want to it's all up to you and it's supposed it's just a basically a form a secondary scanner for your computer in case you have like a very specialized Jennifer Trojans and it's not a very powerful Skinner that so I'm going to allow the scanner to run and in the meantime we're going to install my next product review you know what now yeah i'll install it later for just right now for you guys so seem to be detecting anything I move this here for you guys and what I can tell you about mcafee is after was bought out by Intel it got very big and it's actually one of the more popular antivirus products on the market the reason I don't like it is it not only does it have poor test results it's not tested very commonly bait in oh my god this moronic machine oh my god yeah I hope it was kidding sting are you have failed miserably you are the stupidest piece of crap I've ever seen ok what I can tell you is apparently it's now just deleted two important things from my antivirus and google chrome so I don't know why I click repair its supposed to repair instead of or is it quarantine none of these are virus this cutting is completely insane and I sorted out if it deleted it you're all going to get a lot of hate mail real soon No okay okay didn't believe it didn't delete it none of these are viruses biggest hence I this is a win32 virus and it just says is a virus this is a Windows current version I already know it's all cutting off of course it's not even a maximum full screen okay well this is AD aware it's telling me that my anti-wear program is a virus says it's a virus this is advanced systemcare it's also a bunch of viruses Calla even says the explorer is a virus so I'm a caffee you guys have failed miserably I since this is still running off of one of your own versions and obviously has issues here's what you all have to do you have two options here you either fix your false false positives you either stop using this program and move to another one or two you guys need or to just sell is sell them sell your engine to another company that can do this better because there is a lot of issues that I've had with McAfee over the over the years and I swear if it really did delete something and it's screwed over my programs you're all in a lot of trouble that isn't a lie there will be hate mail and there will be so much hate on your company you will be crying so thank you for watching and don't use this it gave me 10 false positives none of which were accurate cafe you guys suck this is build date april fifth 2013 i downloaded this yesterday this was two days they had they've been changed to product two days ago and this thing is happening hate a lot of hate for this company so uh thank you very much for watching this was on mate sensitive i hate to see it on frickin very high so up thank you for watching this quick little video and tell me your experiences using mcafee products and tell me whether or not you feel they actually deserve to be as high as they aren't the antivirus industry so thank you very much and goodbye
|File Size: 16.8 MB||Downloads: 1095068|
|Added: Oct 3rd 2018||
User rating: 4.1
Company: Intel Security (McAfee)
|Supported Operating System: Win XP, Win XP 64 bit, Win Vista, Win Vista 64 bit, Win 7, Win 7 64 bit, Win 8, Win 8 64 bit, Win 2003, Win 2008, Win 2008 64 bit, Win 10, Win 10 64 bit|