Remove specific viruses with McAfee Stinger


McAfee Stinger is a standalone utility that will help you detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but a specialized tool to assist when dealing with an infected system. Stinger utilizes rootkit scanning and scan performance optimizations. It detects and removes threats identified under the “Threat List” option under Advanced menu options in the Stinger application.

By default, Stinger scans for rootkits, running processes, loaded modules, registry and directory locations known to be used by malware on a machine to keep scan times minimal.

If necessary, click the “Customize my scan” button to add additional drives/directories to scan. By default, Stinger will repair any infected files it finds.

Stinger has the option where a user can input up to 1000 MD5 hashes as a custom blacklist. During a system scan, if any files match the custom blacklisted hashes – the files will get detected and deleted. This feature is provided to help power users who have isolated a malware sample(s) for which no detection is available yet in the DAT files or GTI File Reputation.

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