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McAffee Stinger

Hello, i try to install McAffee Stinger, but i see an error during the installation process.

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The installer was unable to download Stinger. The installation of the portable app wil be incomplete without it. Please tru installing again. (ERROR. SendRequest Error)

How to solve / fix this problem?

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Still no fixed

Updates are coming out regularly, but the problem is still not solved. The installation error persists from version to version.

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Problem solved

The problem is that my IP was blocked for some reason.

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Stinger installs persistent service

I like the McAfee stinger app, but it seems to install a persistent "McAfee Process Validation Service" that keeps running after you close the app and after rebooting. This is mentioned in several articles such as https://www.ghacks.net/2015/05/11/mcafee-stinger-installs-mcafee-validat...
As mentioned in this article, to remove this service, it seems like you need to download a specific tool to remove this background service.

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Fixed

This was fixed by the publisher a while back.

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I am still seeing it. I

I am still seeing it. I spent a couple of hours tracking it down a bit. You need to run the scan with rootkit scanning enabled. Once you do that, the "McAfee Process Validation Service" appears while running (and it sticks around after the scan is done and after rebooting). I first noticed this process during the part of the scan when it's scanning "McAfeeStingerPortable" itself. At that point, this service goes up to a noticeable amount of CPU time. Once it moves on to the next file, this process has pretty much gone dormant, and it's running at 0% of the CPU from that point on.

I'm running WIndows 10 Pro 64-bit, 10.0.19044. Let me know if you'd like further information or if you'd like me to take this directly to McAfee. This is not causing me any grief, so please consider this low priority.

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Notes

I've added this to the app's notes: https://portableapps.com/apps/security/mcafee-stinger-portable#app-notes

Subsequent releases will add this to the popup that displays on each launch as well.

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