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McAfee Stinger Portable

A standalone tool which can be used for discovering and deleting specific viruses

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McAfee Stinger Portable screenshotMcAfee Stinger removes 6000 popular viruses and fake alert malware on-demand. It is not a substitute for a complete antivirus, but useful in many situations. McAfee Stinger is freeware for home usage and business use and needs admin rights.

McAfee Stinger is unavailable as the actual release installs a malware-like application on every computer a scan is run on. The 'McAfee Validation Trust Protection Service' (mfevtps.exe) is installed to your local computer without a conspicuous notice to the user. It can not be removed from the system and has no entry in Add/Remove Programs or Uninstall a Program. It works as a service as Microsoft Windows boots. The service cannot be stopped using the Microsoft Windows Services tool.


McAfee Stinger finds and deletes common Fake Alert malware and threats recognized in the "List Viruses" section of the Stinger tool. While not a substitute for complete fledged antivirus programs, Stinger is updated many times a week to contain detection for newer Fake Alert variants and frequent viruses. Note that infected and suspicious files will be quarantined to C:QuarantineStinger and a database will be created for the currently scanned computer in that location.


  • The program is lightweight and portable.
  • The application helps you better protect your computer.
Name McAfee Stinger Portable
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Product Homepage McAfee Stinger Portable
License Free (Freeware)
Last Week Downloads 8
All Time Downloads 2,981
Filename McAfeeStingerPortable_12.2.0.206_English_online.paf.exe
Filesize 0.4MB
MD5 Checksum BECE8EDCA2134A5D7BF27C8E6C912366
OS Support Windows All
Category Utilities

100% CLEAN Certification

BadgeMcAfee Stinger Portable has been tested by 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.


Old Versions

Software Date Added
McAfee Stinger Portable March 19, 2021 - Latest Version
McAfee Stinger Portable February 28, 2020
McAfee Stinger Portable December 11, 2019
McAfee Stinger Portable December 08, 2018
McAfee Stinger Portable September 07, 2017

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