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mcafee stinger virus removal tool portable

McAfee Stinger (Portable)

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Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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:


Deployment Method:

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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade stinger -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install stinger
    name: stinger
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'stinger' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller stinger
    Name     = "stinger"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'stinger':
  ensure   => '',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 15 Jan 2021.



To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// Protocol support

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.


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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageName      = 'stinger' 
$toolsDir         = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url              = ''
$checksum         = '63B213019F47DD37EB5A99596B6B73234FCEA38C2F46EB8F6A0B6B42617BC37D'
$url64            = ''
$checksum64       = 'CE488637EEEF34FF27E3D8D64D4A2FD01295ACF11335B7F46FE165F086F74DC9'
$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"
$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

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.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 4143 Saturday, April 4, 2020 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 428 Sunday, November 10, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 614 Monday, August 19, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 294 Monday, July 15, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 539 Friday, June 14, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 987 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 757 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 445 Sunday, March 3, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 726 Thursday, January 31, 2019 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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