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McAfee Stinger Troubleshooting

Reader Question:
“Hi Wally, I am having problems with McAfee Stinger and wondering how to fix it?”    - Jessica N., United Kingdom

Before addressing any computer issue, I always recommend scanning and repairing any underlying problems affecting your PC health and performance:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (WinThruster for Win 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000 – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.

Setting up weekly (or daily) automatic scans will help prevent system problems and keep your PC running fast and trouble-free.

Wally’s Answer:

Overview of McAfee Stinger

McAfee is a popular antivirus program that is used by many PC users across the world. Stinger, a supplemental product offered by McAfee, it is a powerful tool that comes with the McAfee antivirus suite. It is designed to detect specific viruses that may not be detected in a normal antivirus computer scan.

It is important to note that Stinger in itself is not an antivirus program. Some PC users have in the past confused and regarded Stinger as full antivirus software. Stinger is a virus scanner tool that is can be downloaded from the Internet and used to detect powerful viruses that cannot be detected and removed through a regular antivirus scanning process.

Stinger is good supplemental product when it comes to an Internet security strategy. It usually comes in various versions and can be frequently updated using the Internet. Stinger is a great product that can be used by PC users to fix highly infected computer system, but it should not be seen as a replacement for antispyware, antivirus, and antimalware protection.

What Problems are Associated with McAfee Stinger?

Stinger is a great product that uses high scan technology to detect advanced computer virus infections and have them cleaned out of the system. When running the stringer.exe file, a user can come across some error messages such as ‘unrecognized packer/compiler’.

Most of the errors associated with Stinger usually appear in the form of a hexadecimal numeric number code that is usually accompanied by a technical description of the error message. Missing system files in a Windows operating system usually create common Stinger errors.

Common Stinger problems are usually caused by activities such as incomplete program installation, attacks from Trojans and viruses, and other occurrences such as unexpected system shutdowns. It is important to note that these errors can be fixed by carrying out a system restore process in order to switch back to a previous restore point when everything was working normally.

If missing Windows operating system files are causing the errors, these errors related to the operating system can be fixed using a Windows operating system installation CD.

Many users of Stinger conclude that it has great ability in some detecting dangerous infections, but it’s important to remember the limitations of this supplemental utility.

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Is Your PC Healthy?

I always recommend to my readers to regularly use a trusted registry cleaner and optimizer such as WinThruster or CCleaner. Many problems that you encounter can be attributed to a corrupt and bloated registry.

Happy Computing! :)

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