Having an antivirus solution installed on the computer is definitely a necessity to ensure that one’s PC is protected against malware attacks and infections. However, this protection can be doubled by a specialized removal tool, such as McAfee AVERT Stinger.
This application is meant to detect and remove a number of viruses easier than a traditional antivirus solution, without needing any intricate configuration.
McAfee AVERT Stinger does not require users to install it on their PC, which comes in quite handy, especially considering that viruses often attempt to block installation of security tools. It is delivered as a stand-alone executable file that can be directly double-clicked for running.
The interface is minimal and no user should have any problems using it. There are only a few buttons at the top of main and only window, one of which is the Preferences one, window that gives access to several settings regarding the application.
McAfee AVERT Stinger is a straightforward tool that is developed specifically to fight against certain types of infections. It can detect multiple Autorun viruses, but also Generic Downloaders and FakeAlert infections.
The scanning process can take a while to complete, but it depends on the amount of data stored on the computer – a full hard disk might even require more than an hour or two for a complete scan to finish. The duration of a scan is also influenced by the sensitivity level set by the user for the heuristic network check, as well as the targets McAfee AVERT Stinger is meant to process.
The application is not quite friendly with computer resources and probably it was not even supposed to be considering its only job is to detect viruses and kill them all.
As a conclusion, those who are struggling to get rid of a virus that cannot be removed by any stand-alone antivirus solution, McAfee AVERT Stinger is a freeware tool that can be worth a try.