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

First Seen: 26 November 2010 at 7:53 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 0b978e2cfe26c7ce
f0dd80d3b2827e50
6ceb0b33
a43c38fbcde30856
018dd14206385cbd
TrojWare.Win
32.TDSS.c
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Executable 156e89f9526fb1d1
c2aed94572b6d7a0
46c7f6bf
86f90c0ab66217cd
8c714d2c49ac7471
Packed.Win32
.MUPX.Gen
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 Network Associates Inc. Executable e6c30dbc512bd51c
1693189e06196f4c
7d2019d5
f479bca876fdb93d
0e6488ec4be2710a
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.8.2 1.8.2 Internal Submission N/A
4 N/A Executable 561cea8d103a03fc
b49939678f18d8f4
824a38f3
faebfd4bc4f3d777
224fad57eb976ea2
Win32.Neshta
.B
No N/A N/A Chile N/A
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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 0ec7f2d2475d396e
21f810160f45939a
6a087f32
7dcd310fe054dc73
72312b894480e6ee
Yes 10.2.0.505 10.2.0.505 United Kingdom
4 McAfee Inc. Executable df55b46a9bfcfc73
1ccf5ba663914fe9
ecab8562
4aed1a46e1bcb4fb
6667e9bdc8bdedb3
Yes 10.2.0.737 10.2.0.737 10.224.1.62/32
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