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20 Dec 2016

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Software Author(s):

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mcafee stinger virus removal tool portable

McAfee Stinger (Portable)

This is not the latest version of McAfee Stinger (Portable) available. | Updated: 20 Dec 2016



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Software Author(s):

  • McAfee Labs

McAfee Stinger (Portable)

This is not the latest version of McAfee Stinger (Portable) available.

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To install McAfee Stinger (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade McAfee Stinger (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall McAfee Stinger (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade stinger -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade stinger -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure stinger installed
    name: stinger
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'stinger' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: stinger,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller stinger
   Name     = 'stinger'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'stinger':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install stinger version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator espoelstra on 23 Dec 2016.


![Screenshot of McAfee Stinger] (

McAfee Stinger is a standalone utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but a specialized tool to assist administrators and users when dealing with infected system. Details on new or enhanced signatures added with each Stinger build are listed in the Readme details.

Stinger now includes Real Protect - a real-time behavior detection technology that monitors suspicious activity on an endpoint. Real Protect leverages machine learning and automated behavioral based classification in the cloud to detect zero-day malware in real-time.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName      = 'stinger' 
$toolsDir         = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url              = ''
$url64            = ''
$scriptDir        = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
$ExeFile          = 'stinger32.exe'
$ExeFile64        = 'stinger64.exe'
$ShortcutName     = 'McAfee Stinger'
$processor        = Get-WmiObject Win32_Processor
$is64bit          = $processor.AddressWidth -eq 64

if($is64bit) {
   $installerPackage = Join-Path $scriptDir $ExeFile64
 } else {
   $installerPackage = Join-Path $scriptDir $ExeFile

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  url           = $url
  url64bit      = $url64
  FileFullPath  = $installerPackage
  softwareName  = ''
  checksum      = 'CE64F8D28CBB3E6F585E644CEFCEB96E9C98CF00E14960D4C0C1300D559E3918'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  checksum64    = '5A8932CBF4EF8D90E8FC470A9B64A93491C784CD4923F50232416AB4BE6FE848'
  checksumType64= 'sha256'

Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs

if($is64bit) {
   Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\McAfee Stinger.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\$ExeFile64" -WorkingDirectory "$toolsDir\$packageName"
   Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Stinger.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\$ExeFile64" -WorkingDirectory "$toolsDir\$packageName"
 } else {
   Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\McAfee Stinger.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\$ExeFile" -WorkingDirectory "$toolsDir\$packageName"
   Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Stinger.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\$ExeFile" -WorkingDirectory "$toolsDir\$packageName"
$packageName = 'stinger'

remove-item "$env:Public\Desktop\McAfee Stinger.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
remove-item "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Stinger.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 361 Sunday, November 10, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 546 Monday, August 19, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 237 Monday, July 15, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 472 Friday, June 14, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 919 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 694 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 381 Sunday, March 3, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 649 Thursday, January 31, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 726 Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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