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McAfee Stinger (Portable)

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 7/15/2019.


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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.


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

C:\> choco install stinger --version

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

C:\> choco upgrade stinger --version


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName      = 'stinger' 
    $toolsDir         = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url              = ''
    $checksum         = 'E20AD68F7A057095EA75FA5B285ED9602BFDAD44EF7B2B0DF24B779CAEC7E9A6'
    $url64            = ''
    $checksum64       = 'CFA2F41FA037F33311905E895DC4169D3A3327E5BD9D196AD13A063C946D789D'
    $ExeFile32        = 'stinger32.exe'
    $ExeFile64        = 'stinger64.exe'
    $ShortcutName     = 'McAfee Stinger'
    $bits             = Get-ProcessorBits
    if ($bits -eq 64)
        $installerPackage = "$toolsDir\$ExeFile64"
    	$ExeFile = $ExeFile64
       } else {
        $installerPackage = "$toolsDir\$ExeFile32"
    	$ExeFile = $ExeFile32
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      fileType      = 'EXE'
      url           = $url
      checksum      = $checksum
      checksumType  = 'sha256'  
      url64bit      = $url64
      checksum64    = $checksum64
      checksumType64= 'sha256'  
      FileFullPath  = $installerPackage
      softwareName  = ''
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs
    Install-BinFile -Name stinger -Path $toolsDir\$ExeFile
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\$ShortcutName.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"
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = 'stinger'
    Uninstall-BinFile stinger
    Remove-Item "$env:Public\Desktop\McAfee Stinger.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    Remove-Item "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Stinger.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • McAfee Labs


Copyright McAfee, Inc.


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 180 Monday, July 15, 2019 approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 427 Friday, June 14, 2019 approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 862 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 654 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 345 Sunday, March 3, 2019 approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 607 Thursday, January 31, 2019 approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 681 Tuesday, December 25, 2018 approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 25051 Friday, July 20, 2018 approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 359 Friday, June 8, 2018 approved
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