Stinger is a minimalist antivirus application from McAfee designed to take care of specific threats that might be lurking on your computer.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that Stinger is a general antivirus. It's not - it's more of an extractor for a list of over 3,000 viruses specified by McAfee. The list is viewable from the program interface and, as with any other antivirus, you should try and keep Stinger as up to date as possible.
Stinger is very basic. Add the paths that you want to scan and hit the red Scan Now button. The program works quickly, summarizing results in the interface window. By default, Stinger will repair any viruses it finds, and you can export scan results under the File menu.
The Stinger configuration options are limited and quite advanced - you'll be able to specify what you want the program to do when it finds a virus, if you want to see a list of scanned files on the interface and an assortment of options relating to virus detection. Stinger is not a user-friendly program, but then again, it's not developed for your average user. If you are experienced, however, you'll find Stinger to be a helpful tool in your antivirus toolbox.
Stinger - low-key, focused virus detection.
- Enhanced detections are those that have been modified for this release. Detections are enhanced to cover new variants, optimize performance, and correct incorrect identifications.