Detect and Remove The Most Common Viruses with McAfee Stinger

Anti-Virus 2010, Total Security Center, Windows Security Center – These names all sound like legitimate antivirus software, but they are actually viruses in disguise.   Virus removal programs such as SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes can sometimes have a difficult time removing these types of viruses, and new malicious software appears every day.

McAfee Stinger takes a different approach to removing viruses.  Instead of looking for all of the possible infections, McAfee Stinger looks only the most recent and most common viruses.

Using McAfee Stinger

Start by download the latest version of McAfee Stinger.  Open the downloaded file and click Scan Now as shown below.  By default, McAfee Stinger will scan the entire C:\ drive.

If you want to see exactly what McAfee Stinger is looking for (or you think you know what you might be infected with), you can see a list of the viruses it is capable of removing under the List Viruses menu.

Have you use McAfee Stinger to remove a virus?  How does McAfee Stinger compare to other virus removal utilities?  Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.


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2 responses to “Detect and Remove The Most Common Viruses with McAfee Stinger”

  1. @0odin Avatar

    I haven't used this in years, but I did use it if I couldn't get online scans to run.

    Online scans like Panda Antivirus and Trend Micro House Call used to be the best way to remove tough viruses, the problem was they were browser dependent. If you browser was misbehaving, they were a no go. There were similar problems with the popular installed scanners, the viruses knew how to hide from them.

    I used Stinger to get a system stable enough to run a full-length online virus scan. Fortunately, I didn't have to do it very often (like twice).

    jon

  2. @0odin Avatar

    I haven't used this in years, but I did use it if I couldn't get online scans to run.

    Online scans like Panda Antivirus and Trend Micro House Call used to be the best way to remove tough viruses, the problem was they were browser dependent. If you browser was misbehaving, they were a no go. There were similar problems with the popular installed scanners, the viruses knew how to hide from them.

    I used Stinger to get a system stable enough to run a full-length online virus scan. Fortunately, I didn't have to do it very often (like twice).

    jon

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