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Date: Fri Apr 5, 2013 7:55 am ((PDT))

UTILITIES - ADWARE, SPYWARE & VIRUS REMOVAL TOOLS - McAfee AVERT Stinger - Free stand-alone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses

McAfee AVERT Stinger is a standalone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but rather a tool to assist administrators and users when dealing with an infected system. Stinger utilizes next-generation scan engine technology, including process scanning, digitally signed .DAT files, and scan performance optimizations. It detects and removes threats identified under the "List Viruses" icon in the Stinger application. - McAfee Labs

Softpedia Editor's Review for McAfee AVERT Stinger Written by Bogdan Popa on January 25th, 2013: Having an antivirus solution installed on the computer is definitely a necessity to ensure that the PC is protected against malware attacks and infections. However, this protection can be doubled by a specialized removal tool, such as McAfee AVERT Stinger. This application is designed to detect and remove a number of viruses easier than a traditional antivirus program and it doesn't require complex configurations. McAfee AVERT Stinger does not require users to install it on their PC, which comes in quite handy, especially considering that viruses often attempt to block installation of security tools. The interface is minimal and user should encounter no problems using it. There are only a few buttons in the main window of the application and you can easily access the Preferences menu to configure the running options of the utility. McAfee AVERT Stinger is a straightforward tool that is developed specifically to fight against certain types of infections. It can detect multiple Autorun viruses, but also Generic Downloaders and FakeAlert infections. The scanning process can take a while to complete, but this depends on the amount of data stored on the computer - a full hard disk might even require more than an hour or two for a complete scan to finish. The duration of a scan is also influenced by the sensitivity level set by the user for the heuristic network check, as well as the targets McAfee AVERT Stinger is meant to process. The application is not quite friendly with computer resources and probably it was not even supposed to be considering its only job is to detect viruses and kill them all. As a conclusion, those who are struggling to get rid of a virus that cannot be removed by regular antivirus programs might find McAfee AVERT Stinger quite useful. Softpedia guarantees that McAfee AVERT Stinger is 100% CLEAN, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors. Free. No limitations. Windows 8, 7, Vista, 2003, XP (10.6 MB). -

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Warning! Back up your data and/or set a restore point before installing new programs or running any cleaners, as deleting necessary files will disable your computer. Infected websites and downloads are more likely now than ever. Before downloading files make sure your virus scanner is updated and always scan a download before installing. - Gene