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19 Sep 2017

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mcafee stinger virus removal tool portable

McAfee Stinger (Portable)

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Software Author(s):

  • McAfee Labs

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McAfee Stinger (Portable)

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

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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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

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.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 19 Sep 2017.


![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              = ''
$checksum         = '95E3A73A1BD9F7CEAF01FD9F637E0D66A1423D083D60EE1B66FB11D5133CBF93'
$url64            = ''
$checksum64       = '53D1082DD0EA98E663457201D8F701EC0402471EA1BDE3601F0380E33C92FF0C'
$ExeFile32        = 'stinger32.exe'
$ExeFile64        = 'stinger64.exe'
$ShortcutName     = 'McAfee Stinger'
$bits             = Get-ProcessorBits

if ($bits -eq 64)
    $installerPackage = Join-Path $toolsDir $ExeFile64
   } else {
    $installerPackage = Join-Path $toolsDir $ExeFile32

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

Get-ChocolateyWebFile @packageArgs

if ($bits -eq 64)
     Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\$ShortcutName.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\$ShortcutName.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\$ExeFile32" -WorkingDirectory "$toolsDir\$packageName"
     Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\McAfee Stinger.lnk" -targetPath "$toolsDir\$ExeFile32" -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'

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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) 4080 Saturday, April 4, 2020 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 384 Sunday, November 10, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 568 Monday, August 19, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 254 Monday, July 15, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 496 Friday, June 14, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 938 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 716 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 397 Sunday, March 3, 2019 Approved
McAfee Stinger (Portable) 665 Thursday, January 31, 2019 Approved

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