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McAfee Labs Stinger (64-Bit)

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McAfee Labs Stinger is a quick, portable virus scanner, but it lacks the features you'd find in more dynamic virus suites. If you need active protection as you download files and other things you'd expect from programs like Avira or avast!, this isn't the program you want. However, if you're comfortable just finding problems after they've infected you, this program will dig deeper than some virus-scanning apps.

Though this is anti-virus software, it's not in the same class as Windows Defender or other programs, because it doesn't offer active protection, i.e., warnings as you download something. Instead, think of this program like MalwareBytes. This program offers a much less complex menu than its brethren usually offer; it only gives you a single button to start the scan. You can watch the scan as it goes, but we recommend you do something else with your time, since the scan took us more than 20 minutes to complete. It did find some stuff on our computer that we didn't even know existed, though. Once we finished the very long scan, McAfee Labs Stinger made quick work of the problems, quarantining them in no time.

Though you probably don't want to be without more active virus protection, this program can work in a pinch. It's tough to say if it's as useful as more advanced deep cleaners, but its one-touch interface will be a delight for people who aren't comfortable with more advanced options. If you count yourself in that group, give McAfee Labs Stinger a whirl.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Catches the stuff the others can't even SEE!"

    March 7, 2014  |   By abbiesdisciple1

    Version: McAfee Labs Stinger (64-Bit) 12.0.0.499

    Pros

    I knew I had a virus and malware on my computer. I tried scanning with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and their Anti-Rootkit programs but they showed no problems. I scanned with Kaspersky's TDSS Killer and it found nothing. I did both a whole computer scan and anti-rootkit scan with AVG Free Antivirus and it found nothing. I used all of the tools in the Emisoft Emergency Kit and none of them worked either. ONLY McAfee Labs Stinger found the problems AND fixed them. I highly recommend this program :D

    Cons

    None. Can't beat free and works best ;-)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Runs smoothly"

    October 22, 2013  |   By tokepi

    Version: McAfee Labs Stinger (64-Bit) 12.0.0.499

    Pros

    Runs smoothly

    Cons

    Did not detect anything (because there wasn't anything, I hope)

    Summary

    Nice to have on a stick in case of suspicious behavior.

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