New release McAfee STINGER

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Tassie_Devils, Jul 27, 2004.

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  1. Tassie_Devils

    Tassie_Devils Global Moderator

    May 8, 2002
    State Queensland, Australia
    New version of standalone virus detection utility Stinger from McAfee released July 26. [Scans for latest 48 most common nasties]


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  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Jul 21, 2003
    McAfee Stinger is a handy tool to keep on hand to clean viruses. I believe it detects around 42 viruses at this time.
    I keep it on my computer as an extra bit of help and run it occasionally to watch the files fly by as they are being scanned.
    I had a problem a couple of days ago with the latest version of Stinger. It detected w32/sober in Firefox.exe. I was surprised to say the least.
    I ran my resident scanner and my on demand scanner. Nothing. I did a scan at Housecall online. Nothing.
    False positives can happen with any antivirus but I was still concerned.
    Blackspear made a suggestion to me that Stinger may have been a corrupted download.
    That was the correct answer. I downloaded Stinger once more and no more false positives.

    I posted this in case anyone has a problem with any antivirus program. Sometimes a fresh download will cure the problem.
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