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    LeeW is offline Gold Member
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    Default Remove Malware with free Mcafee Stinger

    I was looking around lifehacker and came across this. I didn't even know they were still updating it but apparently it's been updated to build as of yesterday

    Stinger is a stand-alone 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.

    A new Stinger has been developed to specifically target "FakeAlert" threats being seen in the wild. This version of Stinger Detects and removes the following "FakeAlert" Variants - Kryptik, AVP Security, Fakespypro, Winwebsec, Antivirus Soft and XPSpy.

    More Info:
    McAfee Threat Center

    Article found on LifeHacker
    McAfee Stinger Removes Hard-to-Tackle Malware and Pesky Fake-Alert Programs - McAfee Labs Stinger - Lifehacker

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    Good to have a second stand-alone AV tool like this one around. Thanks for informing.

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    McAfee Stinger v 12 has been released.

    Get it here Stinger | McAfee Free Tools
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    I always prefer to take a second opinion from this tool.

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    This is one of the tools I use for removing viruses. When in safe mode, this works (along with other tools) to do a good scan of a drive with a stand alone scanner. It's definitely proved very valuable in many cases.

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