McAfee Labs Stinger

McAfee Labs Stinger

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 58 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    12.1.0.1616
  • Total Downloads:
    301,330
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    14.93MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    69
  • Platform:
    Windows

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3 stars

"Fine scanner, but hard to uninstall!"

April 28, 2015  |  By bbcomp

 |  Version: McAfee Labs Stinger 12.0.0.499

Pros

-Seems like a decent on-demand scanner.
-Raptor beta may be a good way to get a free heuristics/behavior blocker

Cons

-There are many other on-demand scanners
-Raptor might have high system impact, depending on your specs
-mfevtps.exe constantly running on system (using ~10mb RAM), even after removing Raptor component...shouldn't happen with a free, portable scanner! I had to use McAfee's removal tool to get rid of it.

Summary

The mfevtps may only occur with raptor, I'm not sure, but search online for stinger and mfevtps and you will see others have this issue. Check in task manager to see if this is running. Should not be advertised as portable and then install persistent process in system32 directory...big no no.

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5 stars

"Excellent safety valve"

August 12, 2013  |  By dashnn

 |  Version: McAfee Labs Stinger 12.0.0.482

Pros

Some malware, trojans, etc. will block access to common anti-virus software. Stinger runs in the background and can often avert a disaster by letting you run it stand-alone outside of Windows or in DOS mode if necessary to zap a virus. I've used it for years and it has been my salvation many times.

Cons

Can't think of any cons.

Summary

When hackers are trying to bypass virus software they are usually looking at the more common programs, like McAfee and Norton. Stinger is a lesser known product and not usually affected by malware, trojans, etc. It's an excellent tool to have in your bag of tricks.

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5 stars

"Excellent product"

March 26, 2013  |  By cdebrocky

 |  Version: McAfee Labs Stinger 11.0.0.207

Pros

It works like it should.

Cons

I have no cons.

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3 stars

"Works well but only removes some malware"

November 12, 2012  |  By tjraptis

 |  Version: McAfee Labs Stinger 10.2.0.870

Pros

Pretty good. Hasn't failed a job yet

Cons

Only scans for certain malware

Summary

While being good at finding and fixing the malware it knows about. There is certain malware it doesnt scan for. For the people who had their computer restart over and over again, this is a false positive that was resolved. To fix this, you will need to go to ubcd4win.com. Once you are there, create a boot disk, boot your computer to the boot disk. Then find a clean copy of svchost.exe and place it in the system32 folder. This should fix your issue.

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5 stars

"great product found 6 viruses"

October 25, 2012  |  By hatin1903

 |  Version: McAfee Labs Stinger 10.2.0.836

Pros

cleaned 6 viruses

Cons

none at this time

Summary

great product

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1 stars

"Junk, messed up my computer."

September 03, 2012  |  By rodneyw

 |  Version: McAfee Labs Stinger 10.2.0.772

Pros

none. It is corrupt.

Cons

My computer started shutting down by itself and also messed up tec tracker. I had to reboot in safe mode to uninstall both of them.

Summary

Do not install.

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5 stars

"Great Software"

September 02, 2012  |  By fernandescyril

 |  Version: McAfee Avert Stinger 10.2.0.574

Pros

Great Program... I am using along with AVAST..!!

Cons

None as of now..!!

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1 stars

"Horrible CONTAINS A VIRUS"

April 08, 2012  |  By keithyoung27

 |  Version: McAfee Avert Stinger 10.2.0.574

Pros

THIS HAS NO PROS

Cons

got a virus called DOS/ALUREON.A TRYING TO GET RID OF IT BUT IT WONT DELETE

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3 stars

"Reasonable Job for a free app"

March 09, 2012  |  By lethal57

 |  Version: McAfee Avert Stinger 10.2.0.534

Pros

Does a good job overall

Cons

Now as good now a McAfee product, and so many updates! I have removed from watch list (as 'cnet tech tracker' is spyware)

Summary

Good but dont rely on it

Updated on Mar 9, 2012

I meant 'Not as good now a McAfee product'....

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5 stars

"Finishes off any viruses"

March 06, 2012  |  By zeoh417

 |  Version: McAfee Avert Stinger 10.2.0.530

Pros

Really effective tool for removing viruses.

Cons

It maybe small in size but its great.

Summary

Its effective, I had a computer at home that doesnt have internet, when it catched a virus from a usb it took me weeks to get rid of it, but when I tried stinger, it really did it's job. After scanning, the virus is gone, now my brother can play his favorite games again in that computer. Thank you Mcafee..

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General
Publisher McAfee
Publisher web site http://home.mcafee.com/
Release Date July 10, 2015
Date Added July 10, 2015
Version 12.1.0.1616
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.93MB
File Name stinger32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 301,330
Downloads Last Week 69
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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