Tuesday, August 2, 2011

McAfee Labs Stinger

Stinger is a standalone 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. It detects and removes threats identified under the "List Viruses" icon in the Stinger application.
How do you use Stinger?
  1. Download the latest version of Stinger
  2. When prompted, choose to save the file to a convenient location on your hard disk, such as your Desktop folder.

  3. When the download is complete, navigate to the folder that contains the downloaded Stinger file, and run it. WindowsME/XP/Vista users read this first.

  4. The Stinger interface will be displayed.

  5. If necessary, click the Add or Browse button to add additional drives/directories to scan. By default, the C: drive will be scanned.
  6. Click the Scan Now button to begin scanning the specified drives/directories.
  7. By default, Stinger will repair all infected files found.
  8. To enable Artemis Technology in Stinger, click on preferences and then select the required sensitivity level. If you select "High" or "Very High," McAfee Labs recommends that you set the "On virus detection" action to "Report only" for the first scan.

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