Stinger

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Stinger

#1 Post by Checker » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:22 am

I make this the official forum topic for Stinger
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.
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Re: Stinger

#2 Post by joby_toss » Fri May 08, 2015 9:04 pm

http://portableapps.com/news/2015-05-08 ... e-behavior
John T. Haller wrote:McAfee Stinger has been removed from the Portable App Directory due to malware-like behavior. Running the current releases of McAfee Stinger on any Windows PC will automatically install the 'McAfee Validation Trust Protection Service' (mfevtps.exe) to the local machine without a prominent notice to the user.[...]

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Re: Stinger

#3 Post by Wolfghost » Fri May 08, 2015 10:52 pm

Someone who knows about the Stinger in our database has the same behavior, have not used it in a while?

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Re: Stinger

#4 Post by SYSTEM » Fri May 08, 2015 11:04 pm

joby_toss wrote:http://portableapps.com/news/2015-05-08 ... e-behavior
John T. Haller wrote:McAfee Stinger has been removed from the Portable App Directory due to malware-like behavior. Running the current releases of McAfee Stinger on any Windows PC will automatically install the 'McAfee Validation Trust Protection Service' (mfevtps.exe) to the local machine without a prominent notice to the user.[...]
I added a warning to the entry.
Wolfghost wrote:Someone who knows about the Stinger in our database has the same behavior, have not used it in a while?
Of course it does. The only difference in the PortableApps.com version is that it bundles the PortableApps.com Launcher that tried to* make Stinger stealth.

* Since Stinger Portable installs a service, it definitely isn't stealth.
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Re: Stinger

#5 Post by Wolfghost » Sat May 09, 2015 4:21 am

Of course it does. The only difference in the PortableApps.com version is that it bundles the PortableApps.com Launcher that tried to* make Stinger stealth.

* Since Stinger Portable installs a service, it definitely isn't stealth.
Ok tx
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Re: Stinger

#6 Post by I am Baas » Tue May 12, 2015 3:12 pm

@Wolfy + others in the list below need to down-vote Stinger to get it "removed" from the DB.
› Andrew LeeR5
› WolfghostR5
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› guinnessR5
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Re: Stinger

#7 Post by Wolfghost » Wed May 13, 2015 12:43 am

Down-voted !

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#8 Post by Midas » Wed May 13, 2015 3:23 am

Was about to propose the same, Baas. Currently, active users whose vote makes Stinger visible are:
  • Andrew Lee
  • carbonize
  • guinness
So, I guess two more downvotes to go...

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Re: Stinger

#9 Post by smaragdus » Tue May 19, 2015 3:11 pm

In my opinion Stinger should be removed from the database immediately since now it is a serious threat itself.

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#10 Post by allclownsareevil » Wed May 20, 2015 9:42 am

smaragdus wrote:In my opinion Stinger should be removed from the database immediately since now it is a serious threat itself.
I'm not certain it poses a serious threat, but the clandestine installation of a resilient service in the background is hardly what you'd expect from a tool like this. Have also down-voted in the hope it is removed.

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Re: Stinger

#11 Post by Checker » Wed May 20, 2015 12:13 pm

allclownsareevil wrote:I'm not certain it poses a serious threat...
Agree :wink:
allclownsareevil wrote:...but the clandestine installation of a resilient service in the background is hardly what you'd expect from a tool like this ...
Agree :!:

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Re: Stinger

#12 Post by Checker » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:50 pm

Latest version of Stinger reduced file size from 15.458.672 Byte to 9.765.744 Byte.
Does it still install the unwanted Windows service?
... I won't check this out :wink:

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Re: Stinger

#13 Post by tproli » Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:52 pm

Checker wrote:I won't check this out :wink:
And what about "nomen est omen"? :)

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Re: Stinger

#14 Post by joby_toss » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:41 pm

Tested Stinger x64 v12.1.0.1565 on win7x64sp1:

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http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free ... aptor.aspx

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Raptor is still running after Stinger is closed:

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If you hit Exit, you'll get a bunch of leftovers.

If you hit Remove RAPTOR, you'll still get a bunch of leftovers.

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'Might be Sandboxie's fault, but hey, who would you trust at this point?! :)

Good news: no trace of mfevtps.exe on my machine.
Bad news: everything else.

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Re: Stinger

#15 Post by SYSTEM » Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:02 am

joby_toss wrote:Tested Stinger x64 v12.1.0.1565 on win7x64sp1:
Thank you for testing. :) I updated the entry accordingly.
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