McAfee Stinger 12.1.0.3296 for Windows

by McAfee, Inc.

Avg. Rating 4.2 (377 votes)

File Details

File Size 17.1 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 220,588
Publisher McAfee, Inc.
Homepage McAfee Stinger

Publisher's Description

McAfee Stinger is a program designed and developed to proactively detect and clean rootkits that are running on the system. This should only be used by knowledgeable individuals at the direction of, and with the support of, a representative from McAfee Avert Labs or McAfee Technical Support. Improper usage of this tool could result in damage to your applications or operating system.

Latest Reviews

Someone

Someone reviewed v12.1.0.3202 on Jun 17, 2019

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Slug_Coordinator

Slug_Coordinator reviewed v12.1.0.2944 on Nov 8, 2018

Not as good as it once was,,,,,,

Pkshadow

Pkshadow reviewed v12.1.0.2596 on Dec 1, 2017

Is useful at what it does, good for the Tool Box
It no longer is a stand alone. It leaves things behind running that have to be dug out if not wanting info sent back to McAfee as that is what I see these left overs as.

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v12.1.0.2591 on Nov 28, 2017

Would come in handy if you need it I guess, but installs some crap called "Real Protect" without asking that's always running. I guess read the fine print.

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v12.1.0.1008 on Jul 23, 2014

32bit, 64bit...... All here.
@http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx

1) Disable all other Monitoring-Ware.
2) Run Stinger..!!
3) Enable all other Monitoring-Ware.

OK in your Toolbox if you fix other Systems... 5*
Another Good 'un... Kaspersky TDSSKiller.. ;)

"Do not" rely on these Standalone App's Alone.
They are not Anti-Virus. They are Bogey sniffers.
http://s20.postimg.org/dl25b5p71/DISCLAIMER.png

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v12.1.0.1008 on Jul 23, 2014

32bit, 64bit...... All here.
@http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx

1) Disable all other Monitoring-Ware.
2) Run Stinger..!!
3) Enable all other Monitoring-Ware.

OK in your Toolbox if you fix other Systems... 5*
Another Good 'un... Kaspersky TDSSKiller.. ;)

"Do not" rely on these Standalone App's Alone.
They are not Anti-Virus. They are Bogey sniffers.
http://s20.postimg.org/dl25b5p71/DISCLAIMER.png

Vany

Vany reviewed v11.0.0.234 on Apr 15, 2013

what about to publish the x64 version?

Psychlone

Psychlone reviewed v10.2.0.168 on Jul 10, 2011

Detection rate isn't as high as I had hoped. But, this, run in combination with Malwarebytes and SAS (and then followed up with CF if necessary) really just made my life easier - my malware computer throughput just increased twofold!

As for running an .exe file while infected, you don't have to do it in Safe Mode, or use RKILL, KILLBOX or any other type extra, just simply rename the .exe file to a .com file and run it like normal!
(i.e. programname.EXE to programname.COM) Windows will run it like it's an executable file (because it is!)

Avg. Rating 4.2 (377 votes)
Your Rating

Someone reviewed v12.1.0.3202 on Jun 17, 2019

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Slug_Coordinator

Slug_Coordinator reviewed v12.1.0.2944 on Nov 8, 2018

Pros: None

Cons: Installs other Crap without Warning and have to use the McAfee Removal Tool to get it all out and old fashion Registry Key Removal sand Files in Program Files and 86 Program Files Directory's Manually...

Bottom Line: Not as good as it once was,,,,,,

Pkshadow

Pkshadow reviewed v12.1.0.2596 on Dec 1, 2017

Pros: Is useful at what it does, good for the Tool Box

Cons: It no longer is a stand alone. It leaves things behind running.

Bottom Line: Is useful at what it does, good for the Tool Box
It no longer is a stand alone. It leaves things behind running that have to be dug out if not wanting info sent back to McAfee as that is what I see these left overs as.

uberfly

uberfly reviewed v12.1.0.2591 on Nov 28, 2017

Pros: It works

Cons: Installs extra crap

Bottom Line: Would come in handy if you need it I guess, but installs some crap called "Real Protect" without asking that's always running. I guess read the fine print.

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v12.1.0.1008 on Jul 23, 2014

32bit, 64bit...... All here.
@http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx

1) Disable all other Monitoring-Ware.
2) Run Stinger..!!
3) Enable all other Monitoring-Ware.

OK in your Toolbox if you fix other Systems... 5*
Another Good 'un... Kaspersky TDSSKiller.. ;)

"Do not" rely on these Standalone App's Alone.
They are not Anti-Virus. They are Bogey sniffers.
http://s20.postimg.org/dl25b5p71/DISCLAIMER.png

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v12.1.0.1008 on Jul 23, 2014

32bit, 64bit...... All here.
@http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/stinger.aspx

1) Disable all other Monitoring-Ware.
2) Run Stinger..!!
3) Enable all other Monitoring-Ware.

OK in your Toolbox if you fix other Systems... 5*
Another Good 'un... Kaspersky TDSSKiller.. ;)

"Do not" rely on these Standalone App's Alone.
They are not Anti-Virus. They are Bogey sniffers.
http://s20.postimg.org/dl25b5p71/DISCLAIMER.png

Vany

Vany reviewed v11.0.0.234 on Apr 15, 2013

what about to publish the x64 version?

Psychlone

Psychlone reviewed v10.2.0.168 on Jul 10, 2011

Detection rate isn't as high as I had hoped. But, this, run in combination with Malwarebytes and SAS (and then followed up with CF if necessary) really just made my life easier - my malware computer throughput just increased twofold!

As for running an .exe file while infected, you don't have to do it in Safe Mode, or use RKILL, KILLBOX or any other type extra, just simply rename the .exe file to a .com file and run it like normal!
(i.e. programname.EXE to programname.COM) Windows will run it like it's an executable file (because it is!)

some guy

some guy reviewed v10.2.0.157 on Jul 6, 2011

CyberDoc999 thought you where a pro ? run it in safe mode. If a virus still runs at start up you must kill it google Rkill & FixNCR.reg & fix.inf --- these tools will allow a exe file to run after a viris has disabled any type of .exe file to run

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v10.2.0.157 on Jul 6, 2011

problem is the fake a/v will not let this run

grum36

grum36 reviewed v10.2.0.150 on Jul 5, 2011

oops crash on 7 x64 and vista too
there's a new one 10.2.0.152
http://www.mcafee.com/us...free-tools/stinger.aspx

Firenze

Firenze reviewed v10.2.0.150 on Jul 1, 2011

a 7MB tool that check for only 62 malwares, that's how we know McAfee.

Stoerpser

Stoerpser reviewed v10.2.0.133 on Jun 26, 2011

Runs also on Win98 SE!
But ...
the definitions not suporting Win 98 SE :(
Excuse me for this review. I was too fast.

lydiawatson

lydiawatson reviewed v10.2.0.124 on Jun 23, 2011

no definition update, but other then that it did find a few infections that a few others missed on a infected system that was scanned with 5 different anti-virus mal-wares programs
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some guy

some guy reviewed v10.2.0.124 on Jun 22, 2011

picks up a few the other miss , works off a USB as well this program is not meant to replace your primary anti virus but more of a back-up if the virus has disabled the primary

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v10.2.0.116 on Jun 20, 2011

It would be good if it wasn't total crap.

some guy

some guy reviewed v10.2.0.114 on Jun 15, 2011

10.2.0.114 version worked fine off a USB would really like to see a definition update option

jerry4dos

jerry4dos reviewed v10.1.0.1629 on May 27, 2011

Today's version (05/27/11) seems to be broken. It won't run. It doesn't even display its own icon. Keep the version that was issued on 05/25/11.

some guy

some guy reviewed v10.1.0.1601 on May 20, 2011

no definition update, but other then that it did find a few infections that a few others missed on a infected system that was scanned with 5 different anti-virus mal-wares programs

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v10.1.0.1475 on Mar 23, 2011

Your better off installing Malwarebytes then you won't need this. It's very limited too, I used to keep it in my virtual toolbox but I've now ditched it. Sorry chaps.

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v10.1.0.1243 on Dec 11, 2010

only scans for 45 viruses WTF

war593122

war593122 reviewed v10.1.0.1243 on Dec 11, 2010

Warning: MD5 does not match what is listed on site..

Something not right..

war593122

war593122 reviewed v10.1.0.1197 on Dec 3, 2010

Its now a .com file? WTF!

Not signed either. :(

Scary, could be spyware for all we know.

Please change back to exe and sign the damn file already MacAfee.

Just make sure md5 of this com file is 98B451936682DE5383A268098CEB335E and you good.

Taken from their "McAfee Threat Center": http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

Plumber

Plumber reviewed v10.1.0.1197 on Dec 3, 2010

Does it detect and remove ultra-crappy McAfee software?

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v10.1.0.1139 on Nov 16, 2010

Good for the virtual toolbox, nice application..

nvic

nvic reviewed v10.1.0.869 on May 17, 2010

Used it today. Still a useful app.

And to RYAN2679: I had that issue too. Artemis is a generic heuristics detection. The full version of McAfee gives quite a few false positives as "Artemis" as well.

cricri_pingouin

cricri_pingouin reviewed v10.1.0.854 on May 11, 2010

Granted it's not proactive, but for a single file, no installation, portable, free antivirus that I can fire on demand from my pen drive, I give it a 5.

Someone reviewed v10.1.0.854 on May 6, 2010

It's very good for a free anti-virus scanner when set to Medium sensitivity level, but when it's set any higher it reports many false positives. Every false positive on my system is "Found the Artemis!". I have scanned each falsely reported file with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46, Norton Internet Security 2010 and Jotti's Malware Scan and none of them found anything.

nvic

nvic reviewed v10.1.0.819 on Apr 7, 2010

Haven't used the latest version myself, but when I use this, it always does a good job. I clean malware out of other peoples PCs quite frequently, and I've had this actually find rootkits that my typical searches didn't (free AVG, then MalwareBytes and Spybot, and a Kaspersky Online Scan if I brought the PC home).

It should be noted that this does not work on 64-bit OSes.

Raton

Raton reviewed v10.1.0.819 on Apr 6, 2010

Crashes seconds after scanning starts on my 64-bit Vista machine.

DR.

kronos1962

kronos1962 reviewed v10.1.0.728 on Mar 21, 2010

I would prefer a real computer that I can actually play some games on. Even people who write viruses don’t care about Macs.

Pkshadow

Pkshadow reviewed v10.0.1.688 on Dec 1, 2009

This is a very good tool to have on your portable USB drive and yes it does have it's limitations of viruses but thats what it is designed for.the most common that have slipped by a novice/or you.
This program does a very heavy scan of all files and folders which is great.
Correct this program is not a replacement for having a good AV/Firewall program of whom ever as all AV/Firewall programs have their limitations which is another reason to have this program in your tool kit.
As for wrecking a system I would guess that a lawyer got involved some where...take the disclaimer with a gulp as you do with any AV program when it asks you to make a choice...delete, not delete, or.
Just remember thats what back-up programs, virtual disks and sand boxes are for so that you never have to run this program or make a choice.

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v10.0.1.602 on Nov 26, 2008

Doesn't anyone else find it disconcerting that there is a disclaimer from McAfee that warns you of possible damage to your system by a tool that they put out to help fix a particular problem with your system?

This has outlived its usefulness with its limitation of only being able to target specific types of infections that have long been identified by the programs that run resident on systems for the detection, prevention, and/or removal of those infections.

Long winded and technical? Yeah I suppose. let me put it this way. install a current anti virus application and keep the definitions up to date and you should have no problem. one word of advice to go with it? Avoid McAfee. Get something like NOD32, Kaspersky, or even Symantec AV Corporate v 10.2

Ciolouse

Ciolouse reviewed v10.0.1.602 on Nov 25, 2008

Weird, last version from official website is v10.0.0.457, from 22 November 2008...

[deXter]

[deXter] reviewed v3.9.9 on May 9, 2008

Stinger has lost its utility these days. It's rare to find a PC these days that's infected with Mytob, Nimda, etc, while the most popular (virulent) ones these days, like VirtuMonde and Autoruns/Virut series which can be a pain to remove, aren't detected.

It makes no sense to use Stinger, especially considering the fact that it can only remove a limited amount of malware; meaning which you'd need to know beforehand what malware is present in the system.

Finally, you'd be better off using McAfee's own SuperDAT-based standalone scanner, or if you want a GUI program, you can get Kaspersky's full-fledged removal tool.

pctech5189

pctech5189 reviewed v3.8.0 on Dec 4, 2007

the only thing thats descent from mcafee

benZin

benZin reviewed v3.4.9 on May 2, 2007

nice piece of software.

tigreseis

tigreseis reviewed v1.0.0.41 Beta on Jan 5, 2007

That is illogical. If a rootkit launches from within an OS in order to run outside of the OS, then rootkit revealers would potentially have the same ability to go outside the OS to fight rootkits.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.0.0.41 Beta on Jan 5, 2007

Rootkits in theory have the capability to be fairly undetectable..

If they are in the OS they can run outside the OS when OS is loaded. If they are outside the OS scanners within the OS can't detect them reliably.

More than these tools, the best bet is to never run a machine with elevated privs while browsing online or with general public having local access to your machine...

Umapathy

Umapathy reviewed v3.0.2 on May 5, 2006

I do agree with Ciolouse comments please have a look at please have a look at http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/polipstinger.asp for a regular AVRT stinger have a look at http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

Ciolouse

Ciolouse reviewed v3.0.2 on May 5, 2006

This is a special version ONLY for W32/Polip.

benZin

benZin reviewed v3.0.2 on May 5, 2006

Thanks for this one. Very Useful.

powaking

powaking reviewed v2.6.0 on Feb 6, 2006

Why does it still say its 2.5.9 yet the time stamp is 2/2/06?

Clements

Clements reviewed v2.6.0 on Feb 4, 2006

Nice accompaniment to have for an Antivirus app.

Canuckistani

Canuckistani reviewed v2.6.0 on Feb 3, 2006

This and F-Secure Blacklight make a very nice duo to pack around in your memory stick. They don't take up any room and you can do a cursory check and clean up for your aunty's "puter" in jiffy.

benZin

benZin reviewed v2.6.0 on Feb 3, 2006

Great!! Excellent when BitDefender miss something :)

benZin

benZin reviewed v2.5.9 on Nov 24, 2005

Excellent! Download it :)

guitardave78

guitardave78 reviewed v2.5.8 on Oct 6, 2005

Still does exactly what it is meant to, cleans a system targeting specific viruses. Is on my usb key as a permenant fixture!! Keep it up.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v2.5.6 on Aug 17, 2005

Without regualr updates, it's fairly useless. I use Ultimate Boot CD's or a bartPE build with a 3rd party app. My how irrelevant Mcafee has become.

[deXter]

[deXter] reviewed v2.5.6 on Aug 17, 2005

Very true. Stinger is a CLEANER, not just a detector/remover. Most antivirii, including NOD and KAV are only good at detecting/preventing virii, and not cleaning them. Very few A/V actually manage to disinfect files.

On the flip side though, the McAfee command-line version (included in SuperDat updates) does a very good job of cleaning AND removing- it also does Adware/Spyware etc, and has the second biggest Malware database (first being Kaspersky)- plus its free. So I'd rather use the command like Scan.exe/Scanpm.exe rather than stinger.

Either ways, 2 thumbs up for McAfee. Too bad though their A/V is no longer in the top.

wincement

wincement reviewed v2.5.4 on May 3, 2005

This is a specialized tool that should not and cannot be compared to full-blown anti-virus programs. It is much like the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. It is only meant to remove a handful of common viruses.

It is very effective for what it does, and a very useful tool to get hosed computers operable enough to run a real anti-virus program. That is all you can expect from it.

VikingBlade

VikingBlade reviewed v2.5.4 on May 3, 2005

I don't know why people compare this to online scanners, or any AV at all. It is only suppose to clean what it is listed to clean. This is a cleaning tool. Regular antiviruses only detect. They do not clean. Clean means it gets rid of all the changes, including registry entries.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v2.5.4 on May 3, 2005

"Changed default download name to ST1NGER.EXE as Sober.p terminates "stinger" based process names"
HAHAHAHAH!
You've lost mcafee. What next? 5t1ng3r.3x3?

The last time I used this product for a client it found the system 100% clean. Then I went to norto and trend's online scanners and it found 30+ viruses. The system was toast, no thanks to this joke of a project, flawed architecturally from the start.

Canuckistani

Canuckistani reviewed v2.5.3 on Mar 2, 2005

It does what it claims to do and quite cleanly. My only complaint is that it creates a stinger.opt in it's current location when executed so it won't run from read only media such as a write protected floppy disk. Thus, the .exe can be infected if some virus writer wants to put a little effort in. The .opt file should be created in Temp or in the root of C:\.

VikingBlade

VikingBlade reviewed v2.5.2 on Feb 21, 2005

Works well at what it does. Wish there was some extensive cleaning program out there, but I guess that would be a huge program.

Someone reviewed v2.5.2 on Feb 21, 2005

What an awesome idea and implementation! 5 Stars all the way this has saved me tons of time fixing other ppl's computers!

Primis

Primis reviewed v2.5.1 on Feb 19, 2005

To everyone complainnig that this doesn't detect every malware ever made -- you've totally missed the point of this tool.

It's not an AntiVirus program.

It's a tool to combine detections and fixes for the most common virii and trojans so that techs, admins, etc, can all have a way to snuff out these most-common problems at all times. It's takign all those individual fix .exe's, and rolling them into one handy little program. So instead of having to compile your own Tech CD witht hem all on it, you can just put one simple little program on it that can handle them all. Stinger's been incredibly-useful to me countless times, and si a staple tool.

Anyone wanting it to do anything else, or using it for anything else, is apparently too dumb to even be commenting on it.

-- Primis.

bourgeoisdude

bourgeoisdude reviewed v2.4.6 on Dec 15, 2004

It can be useful, but 90% of the time it's not. Now, if it could somehow integrate detection for every TROJ_AGENT and I-WORM_SDBOT (aka AGOBOT aka RBOT) variant without making the program 12 times larger (which is impossible as there are over 200 variants of SDBOT alone), that would be great. The problem is 95% of the time someone gets the sasser virus today is from another virus (a trojan downloader) downloading it. Stinger does not eliminate these trojan downloaders, so sure you kill sasser but 2 minutes later it is redownloaded by SDBOT. I never use stinger for this reason.

Niksa

Niksa reviewed v2.4.4 on Nov 13, 2004

Nice virus removal tool. I prefer to use Stinger instead od 10 seperate progs for different viruses. McAfee should update it more often.

For tbuser, this is not AV this is virus removal tool :)

tbuser

tbuser reviewed v2.4.4 on Nov 12, 2004

There are much better free antivirus programs than this! Try AVG Antivirus Free Edition: http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/1/ Of course, you can also use Norton Antivirus, which is a lot better and more compatible than McAfee.

deadmonkey

deadmonkey reviewed v2.4.1 on Oct 15, 2004

Stinger is a great tool. Makes life much easier at work :)

VikingBlade

VikingBlade reviewed v2.4.1 on Oct 14, 2004

The tool still does what it's intended for. As for the previous comment, McAfee still has far superior detection to everyone besides Kaspersky, their consumer branch is just too idiotic to fix the consumer product (*cough* make it like the corporate line)

Pipewrench

Pipewrench reviewed v2.4.0 on Sep 29, 2004

McAfee has just gone down hill big time over the last 5 years. They have gone from being a decent AV company to a company that shouldn't even be considered.

Symantec, Trend, Sybari, and AVG are the only companies anymore worth considering.

Sorry McAfee....no dice.

plasticpig72

plasticpig72 reviewed v2.3.2 on Jul 18, 2004

I agree totally with last reviewer, I have used this program on many occassions to clean other peoples systems, without the need to resort to additional files for specific viruses. I for one will always have an UTD copy of the cracking LITTLE program.

guitardave78

guitardave78 reviewed v2.3.0 on Jul 12, 2004

This tool is really usefull if you have a virus. It has rescuded clients of mine often! Remember that it is not a virus detector but a quick fix cleaner, it is cure rather than prevention. If you want free prevention try Avast, if you want to get rid of a common virus use this as it rocks!

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v2.3.0 on Jul 8, 2004

While I have used this to quickly remove known infections, I've seen it fail on detection of many common variants of modern viruses. Bringing us to the reason for a 4: what is the point if it doesn't remove all viruses from a system?

I will still use in very limited scope, but it's not kidding when they say it's not a replacement for a real AV program.

-Lord-

-Lord- reviewed v2.2.8 on Jun 16, 2004

This answers the "DOS Based" question. Yes, it is useful on an NTFS based system. All that is needed is something that will allow a boot to a "DOS" environment, but also gives access to the NTFS partitions. There are several tools out there. The best I've found is Bart's PE (preinstallation environment) which boots you to a WinXP based environment capable of not only reading, but also writing to the NTFS partitions. With the correct plugins you can do WAY more like ghosting, repairs, copies, virus scans etc. It is an invaluable tool for the sysadmin. As for Stinger, it is also a plugin for Bart's, and Stinger rocks for what it does.

Jelreyn

Jelreyn reviewed v2.2.7 on May 23, 2004

Great program - part of my toolbox.

As for a DOS-based scanner - I can't see that being too useful with NTFS-based systems? I don't know too many people who still use FAT-based filesystems...

Someone reviewed v2.2.6 on May 11, 2004

Thanx !!!

sirhardi

sirhardi reviewed v2.2.5 on May 5, 2004

Thank you for this simple tool, i have yet to run it in real world scenario........but from what i can tell alone the Sasser worm will make this a must have it's spreadin like a mother here

eviljolly

eviljolly reviewed v2.2.4 on May 3, 2004

Under a meg, stops spread of most destructive worms and viruses, and all for free,. Yep.....I think that about sums it up. Horray for free stuff!

deanparkr

deanparkr reviewed v2.2.3 on May 2, 2004

A good program which does a good job. However there is no Update feature or User choice or confirmation when removing viruses.

guti

guti reviewed v2.0.9 on Mar 3, 2004

Great program, unfortunatelly ClrAV from Kaspersky is also free and even better.
ClrAV is not a DOS application, but a Win32 console application instead.

DaveNCheez

DaveNCheez reviewed v2.0.0 on Jan 30, 2004

Simply excellent. It's great to have a small handy tool to scan for a wide variety or trojans/viruses.

Combined with Bart's PE Builder you can even scan systems without windows, or that are not booting. Both programs are excellent.

geminiz

geminiz reviewed v1.9.9 on Jan 29, 2004

isn't the stand-alone Nod32 scanner compiled betteer
(you can find this along with the kazaa-lite down site)

blackpages

blackpages reviewed v1.9.9 on Jan 29, 2004

Kaspersky's freeware clrav does the same, only using Dos and size of 113k so far, and fits nicely on a floppy disk.

genblood

genblood reviewed v1.9.9 on Jan 29, 2004

McAfee Avert Stinger util does a good in scanning for
worms, trojans and viruses. The over all size is under
a 1 meg. This version is windows based. I would like to
see a dos based util like this. So, I can put on a floppy
and scan a system without depending on the Windows OS to
load. A MS-DOS version on McAfee Avert Stinger would be
a big help to IT groups when troubleshooting infected
systems.

Polychronopolis

Polychronopolis reviewed v1.9.8 on Jan 28, 2004

Now kicks more viral arses..
Command line operation:

/ADL - Scan all local drives
/GO - Start scanning immediately.
/LOG - Save the log file after scans.
/SILENT - Do not display graphical interface.

vis666

vis666 reviewed v1.9.5 on Jan 20, 2004

Hey, this is actually a pretty sweet program. free, and ez to use. and for Polychronopolis: i dunno if this was available in the previous version, but now u can save ur report by going -> file -> save report to file.
However (and this could be just me), i couldn't find an update feature... 4/5 (and if there is actually an updater thingie; 5/5)

antonbest

antonbest reviewed v1.9.5 on Jan 19, 2004

I've used an older version of this before and it works great fast and effecient. Hope this is better than the Norton Antivirus.

Polychronopolis

Polychronopolis reviewed v1.9.3 on Dec 19, 2003

This program is da bomb!! It's so much more efficient than Symantec's Fix___ programs. Do I seriously want to run FixKlex, FixNimda, FixWelchia.. Heck no!!! For the person who wanted a log file.. Yes, there is no file called blahblahscan.log. Just read the screen.. It tells you what virus and what file was deleted. True there's no interaction, but this release kills 64 confirmed viruses. It's not the full blown version that scans for thousands of viruses.

Cirque

Cirque reviewed v1.9.2 on Nov 17, 2003

Finally a Mcafee product I can live with. Its free (like the good old days), doesnt put any files/registry info into my PC and actually found something it thought was a virus, maybe it was, maybe it wasnt..Lack of a log file, lack of "user choice" upon detection is a big disappointment however. Sadly Mcafee's standard line of products have NEVER worked without screwing up my pc and my family's pcs, so I will stick with Norton, but I do applaude their attempt to give something back to the community without asking for money in return, keep THAT up Mcafee and you might win back some customers in the future.

franzj

franzj reviewed v1.9.2 on Nov 16, 2003

Perfect for the recent worm/virus outbreaks!

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