How to Remove “stinger.exe”

What is stinger.exe?


stinger.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Standalone Antivirus Scanner used for detecting certain viruses. It belongs to McAfee Stinger and developed by McAfee Inc. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after stinger.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

How to check if your computer is infected with stinger.exe malware?

 
Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with stinger.exe malware:
  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • stinger.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly
If your PC is infected with stinger.exe malware, it will invite other malwares to cause more damage to your computer. Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible stinger.exe malware attack:
 
Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
 
Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.
 
How to remove the stinger.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?
 
Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Internet Security.
 
Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.
 
Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.
 
Step 4: Restart your PC.
 
Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.
 
Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.
 
Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.
 
Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the stinger.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

Safe Entries
First Seen: 24 April 2012 at 10:15 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 86586f9fb9747d3e
9388813d2c05029c
1fbcf263
96c7ad1a7ad57836
b883b3fa1829a0e2
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No N/A N/A 103.10.31.59/32 N/A
2 McAfee Inc. Executable aee696d67a9e0294
fe31f1c5ddccb628
d79a5172
1a8ff851cb1aad5a
cd41535e3762afaf
Packed.Win32
.MUPX.Gen
No 2.5.3 2.5.3 Taiwan N/A
3 N/A Executable 0456279929ff8861
121fd46f0b25af32
d6967d60
20dcac4726c7889a
0c358f0ff21e0999
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A 104.49.80.96/32 N/A
4 N/A Executable 156e89f9526fb1d1
c2aed94572b6d7a0
46c7f6bf
86f90c0ab66217cd
8c714d2c49ac7471
Packed.Win32
.MUPX.Gen
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

Safe Entries
First Seen: 18 July 2011 at 8:38 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 McAfee Inc. Executable 5a975c66972de3ba
38154ae6e109fef9
9c399fd7
82e6ba09af422360
da36b697a62133e8
Yes 10.2.0.701 10.2.0.701 10.224.1.58/32
2 McAfee Inc. Executable 4babce91f4c6d872
bda2a6f3a84f66f7
5745e7e8
963869ec0fff4a3e
79f8fbb34e144e0d
Yes 10.2.0.746 10.2.0.746 10.224.1.62/32
3 McAfee Inc. Executable 181975ce28d72c70
798d573967f3f7dc
205de62a
6877fb4b76cdb1fb
3f1cfe6c31843f11
Yes 10.2.0.877 10.2.0.877 10.224.1.62/32
4 McAfee Inc. Executable 916bb0211a082ab5
26dd43a840150ae3
a15c645b
89b8e16d3c92ed85
e015075e3a03550f
Yes 10.2.0.799 10.2.0.799 10.224.1.62/32
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