McAfee Labs Stinger

McAfee Labs Stinger

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McAfee Labs Stinger is a tool that detects and removes malware from a computer. The software performs its work ideally even on already infected computers. One antivirus sometimes is not enough for 100% security. Experts recommend having at least several layers of protection to be sure that no malware can infect your system. McAfee Labs Stinger, by McAfee LLC, is a software that can become an ideal addition to your existing antivirus. The utility offers various features to detect and remove malware from your PC. 

You cannot use McAfee Stinger as a primary antivirus since it does not provide real-time protection against malware. But it is an ideal tool if you want to improve protection. The utility offers a user-friendly and clear interface. You don’t need previous experience to handle McAfee Labs Stinger.

Why Use McAfee Labs Stinger?

The utility does not require installation; you have just to launch it. You can use a default scan or customize it. Using the default scan, the tool will check only areas where malware usually hides, for example, program files. If you decide to customize the scan, you can select a specified drive or directory you would like to check. Stinger will repair all infected files, which it found.

The utility offers another neat feature to detect fake AVs. Using this function, you can detect a fake antivirus and restore the system after its impact. McAfee Stinger sends all suspicious files and applications to the quarantine and gives you a chance to make a decision, either to remove these files or to keep them.  After each scan, the tool creates logs with statistics. In addition, you can save the utility to a pen drive.

Key features include:

  • The utility does not require installation.
  • It can detect fake antiviruses.
  • The tool creates logs with statistics after each scan.
  • It is possible to customize the scan or use a default scan mode.
  • User-friendly and clear interface.


Overall, McAfee Labs Stinger is a neat and effective utility designed to detect and remove malware from computers that have infections. You can launch the tool without having to install it and use either a default scan or customize it to scan a specified drive or directory. As was mentioned at the beginning, due to several reasons it is not a good idea to use McAfee Stinger as the main antivirus tool, but it can serve as an additional layer to computer protection. The utility has a clear and simple interface so that even newbie can handle it.

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  • Last Updated: 2019-11-30
  • Developer: McAfee LLC
  • Homepage:
  • Version:
  • File size: 17.54 MB
  • Downloads: 2,632
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Filename: stinger32.exe
  • MD5 Checksum: 4f17566279fc4b89b10c0df01111260f