McAfee Stinger – portable anti-virus scanner

This seems to update practically every day, taking up precious screen and mental turf. Why can’t it update itself as so many other utilities do? Or just prompt the user that an update is available? This almost spoils the Snapfiles experience.


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Stinger may provide help, getting rid of specific malware. And the specific malware threats are listed. But beware. Setting the “GTI” sensitivity to high or very high will lead to a lot of false positives (malware you won’t see on the threat list). If you set the sensitivity to high or very high, MAKE SURE stinger is set to “report” (not “remove” or “repair”). Being a novice, I reloaded my OS on the first false positive. After a series of false positives, I decided to do a little research on how the program works and no longer use highvery high sensitivity scans.


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Be aware that that tool scans only for a limited number of viruses and variants but it do it well. Fast but need a lot of system resources. No sufficient upgrades, so for the well-know viruses this is ok but for the rest …


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