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Stinger v12.1.0.869 Updated

Checker on 16 Apr 2014

Stinger is an utility used to detect and remove specific viruses. It is not a substitute for full anti-virus protection, but rather a tool to assist administrators and users when dealing with an infected system. Stinger utilizes next generation scan engine technology, including process scanning, digitally signed DAT files, and scan performance optimizations.

Alternatively, McAfee Stinger Portable is also available.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? No. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\Stinger (Which it removes all but an empty HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\McAfee\)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download stinger32.exe ( for 32-bit OS) or stinger64.exe (for 64-bit OS) to a folder of your choice and launch.
What's new? Enhanced Detections:
  • Adware-SweetIM
  • PWS-Zbot.gen.oj
  • VBS/Autorun.worm.k
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guinness on 2014-02-09 00:39

What browser are you using? IE 6?

hierrete on 2014-03-07 08:13

The "64-bit" link doesn´t work. It shows the message:

"Page Not Found
We have recently redesigned our site. The page you are looking for has moved. Please update your bookmark. You will be redirected to the new page in 10 seconds. If your page does not automatically refresh, please follow the link below:"

The right lik is

Checker on 2014-03-07 19:54

@ hierrete: Thanks ... 64-bit link changed.

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Remove Fake Antivirus v1.97 Updated

Checker on 24 Mar 2014

Remove Fake Antivirus is, as the name suggests, used to remove anti-virus programs from unknown anti-virus companies, which tend to be malware.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download Remove Fake Antivirus.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-01-15 19:44

sdare, reboots: agreed. Updated link to point to the actual program entry rather than the blog.

AdrianK_IT on 2011-12-05 20:11

This looks like a potentially useful app, but I'd never trust a 'removal tool' that didn't allow a 'scan and report' option first. You have no idea what this is going to do to a PC when you press the 'Start' Button!

guinness on 2011-12-05 22:33

Maybe you could request this as a new feature.

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ClamWin Portable v0.98.1 Updated

Checker on 5 Feb 2014

Clam Antivirus is a virus and spyware scanner whose database is constantly maintained by a group of volunteers, and updates are always available for free. Note that the program does not contain an on-access real-time scanner; you must manually scan a file in order to detect malware.

ClamWin Portable is a portable wrapper for ClamWin and can be modified to automatically update virus database periodically or during startup.


System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ClamWinPortable.exe.
What's new?
  • Support for new file formats and archives: DMG, XAR, Xz.
  • Improvements in scanning of Microsoft OLE files.
  • Various other improvements.
Latest comments
Midas on 2012-05-28 22:53

Just found this at

"I am no longer actively developing the following projects.
- ClamWinPortableDBUpdate :: Automate ClamWin Portable updates"

Midas on 2012-06-30 21:45

If you're running ClamWin portable and want to use 'freshclam.exe' to update via CLI, it won't work unless you place the following lines into (a newly created text file alongside the exe named) 'freshclam.conf':

DatabaseDirectory ..\db
UpdateLogFile ..\log\ClamUpdateLog.txt
LogVerbose yes
NotifyClamd .\ClamWin.conf
Foreground yes


Beeber on 2013-09-30 23:24

I just clicked the link 'ClamWinPortableDBUpdate', and it had nothing to do with updates...more like a meat market that refuses to let you leave...

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Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable v2.2 Updated

webfork on 16 Mar 2014

Spybot - Search & Destroy® detects and removes tens of thousands of spyware and similar malware from PCs. It can also clean usage tracks and fix registry issues.

Spybot - Search & Destroy Portable is a version of the standard program.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes. If you clean anything from the local PC, that would not be stealth, of course.
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch spybotportable.exe.
What's new? While testing Windows 8.1 for Spybot +AV compatibility, we encountered changes to the Windows® Security Center and some other security techniques that made an update to Spybot necessary.

Release 2.2 of Spybot will incorporate these modifications in order to ensure compatibility with Windows® 8.1. All other changes are minor, which means that you will not need to upgrade from Spybot 2.1 to 2.2 unless you are planning on switching to Windows® 8.1.
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I am Baas on 2012-11-24 14:07

152MB? Welcome to the "Bloatware Club".

Ganamyde on 2013-06-02 19:29

USED to be good, a long time ago.

Wolfghost on 2013-06-02 23:58

@Ganamyde so what's wrong with today's Spybot - Search & Destroy then?

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Clam Sentinel v1.21 Updated

Midas on 17 Mar 2014

Clam Sentinel is a real-time malware scanner using ClamWin Antivirus as its engine. The program also has its own system monitor that scans for unknown malware that does not yet have a ClamWin signature. It also detects new drives and monitors these units until the program is closed or until the device is disconnected.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: ClamWin Portable - You must have this program before using Clam Sentinel.
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware/GPL (Version 3 or higher)

Source code
How to extract: Requires ClamWin Antivirus. Once you have ClamWin Antivirus on your USB drive, download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Follow the configuration instructions on this page. Launch ClamSentinel.exe.
Latest comments
ixz on 2013-11-24 15:30

does clamsentinel also work under win8.1 64bit?

ixz on 2013-11-25 09:52

forgot to ask, if the level of protection is comparable to win8 defender or will there be missing something of importance?

i would like to give clamsentinel a try, as it's freeware, portable and hopefully light on ressources.

Midas on 2014-03-17 10:19

ClamWin can be heavy on system resources if kept always running -- but it can be stopped and (re)started at will from its tray icon.

I have it scan memory at system start, and then I run it /ad-hoc/ to scan any suspicious files. But then, I'm not relying solely on ClamWin for malware prevention, I also use Winpatrol and (portable) Malware Bytes.

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