McAfee Stinger is a free and portable tool developed to remove malware infected files from the PC. It scans the hard drive on demand and finds viruses, Trojans, rootkits, worms, and other e-threats.
Since there is no setup file involved, you can move the executable file anywhere on the hard drive and start the tool directly. There is also the chance to save McAfee Stinger to a portable drive and scan any suspicious PC without installing anything else.
Just keep in mind that the storage drive shouldn't be read only, since the application directly creates some files when it's running, such as logs with statistics for every scan. An important feature of the program is that, unlike most installers, McAfee Stinger will not alter the Windows registry settings.
Intuitive and clean and interface.
The GUI is user friendly, made from a common window with a tidily organized layout. By default, the program will search only into system zones where viruses are known to hide themselves, such as the program files and the Microsoft Windows directory. Still, you may customize the scan and lower its duration by picking a drive or directory.
Discovers and quarantines malware
During scanning you can view the presently verified file, scan time and total files scanned, along with discovered and cleaned threats. Any doubts are sent to the quarantine, where you can determine whether to keep or delete the files in question. Log data may be analyzed in separate files.
- Free to use.
- Scans compressed files and self extracting executables.
- You can't update - you must reinstall.
- Raptor might have high system impact, depending on your specs.
|Developer||McAfee, Inc. | see all products from this developer|
|Product Homepage||McAfee Stinger|
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|All Time Downloads||11,394|
|OS Support||Windows All|
100% CLEAN Certification
McAfee Stinger has been tested by Download82.com team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. Our editors will recheck this software periodically to assure that it remains clean.