on-demand fake alert and common virus remover
McAfee Stinger removes 6,000 common viruses and 'fake alert' malware on-demand. It is not a replacement for a full antivirus, but handy in many situations. McAfee Stinger is freeware for personal and business use and requires admin rights.
Online Installer: This is an online installer that will download McAfee Stinger from the publisher during setup.
McAfee Stinger Portable works best with the PortableApps.com Platform
McAfee Stinger detects and removes prevalent Fake Alert malware and threats identified in the "List Viruses" section of the Stinger application. While not a replacement for full fledged antivirus software, Stinger is updated multiple times a week to include detection for newer Fake Alert variants and prevalent viruses. Note that suspicious and infected files will be quarantined to C:\Quarantine\Stinger and a database will be generated for the currently-scanned PC in that location.
Note that other apps must be closed before scanning with McAfee Stinger as it appears to force close unrelated apps like FileZilla which can lead to data loss. McAfee Stinger Portable must be run a second time after scanning to fully clean up the local machine and maintain portability.
For help getting this app up and running, please read the following:
- Publisher: McAfee and PortableApps.com
- Date updated: 2015-10-05
- System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
- License: Freeware, (Launcher: GPL)
- Source Code: PortableApps.com Launcher
- MD5 Hash: 0a2153a685d83fd0a80cef4434411d6d
PortableApps.com is not affiliated with McAfee. McAfee and Stinger are trademarks of McAfee, Inc.