A freeware virus scanner utility to remove specific viruses and rootkits

McAfee Stinger (32-bit)

McAfee Stinger (32-bit)

  -  45.6 MB  -  Freeware
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    McAfee Labs Stinger (32-bit) LATEST

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    Michael Reynolds

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    Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    McAfee, Inc. / External Link

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McAfee Stinger is a standalone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but a specialized tool to assist administrators and users when dealing with an infected system. Details on new or enhanced signatures added with each Stinger build are listed in the Readme details.

McAfee Stinger 32bit utilizes next-generation scan technology, including rootkit scanning, and scan performance optimizations. It detects and removes threats identified under the "Threat List" option under the Advanced menu options in the Stinger application. McAfeeStinger Free Download Latest Version for Windows PC. It is a full offline setup installer of Stinger.

McAfee Stinger now includes Raptor - a real-time behavior detection technology that monitors suspicious activity on an endpoint. Raptor leverages machine learning and automated behavioral-based classification in the cloud to detect zero-day malware in real time.

Stinger, a basic but focused virus detection program, allows you to add specific paths for scanning and initiate the scan by clicking the red "Scan Now" button. The program provides quick results summarized in the interface window and automatically repairs any viruses found. Additionally, you can export the scan results via the File menu.

Although the Stinger configuration options are limited, they are advanced enough to allow you to customize the program's behavior when a virus is detected. You can choose whether to view a list of scanned files in the interface and access various virus detection options. While Stinger may not be the most user-friendly program, it is a valuable tool in the antivirus toolbox for experienced users.

The program's enhanced detections cover new variants, improve performance, and rectify previous misidentifications.

  • Removes specific viruses
  • Real-time behavior detection
  • Next-gen scan technology
  • Targets Rootkits
  • Free to use
  • Not a full antivirus substitute
  • Limited virus detection
  • No scheduled scanning
  • No real-time protection

In conclusion, McAfee Stinger is a valuable tool for users who suspect their systems have been infected with specific malware strains. It is lightweight, easy to use, and offers customizable scanning options. However, it should not be used as a full antivirus solution and may miss certain malware strains. Overall, Stinger is a useful addition to any user's malware removal toolkit.

Also Available: McAfee Stinger (64-bit)

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