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Question and support for McAfee stinger for Windows.

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Hello everyone,

I downloaded McAfee Stinger(64 bit version) v12.1.10.2543 from official website. I am using McAfee Stinger in my laptop Windows 10 v1703(64 bit). 1st I will say thank you so much to team McAfee to create this free and effective tool that removes many virus and spyware and now this tool support real time protection. But I am facing a problems in McAfee Stinger. After download McAfee Stinger, I moved this tool to desktop screen and run scan. I noticed that "McAfee Stinger can't scan other drives such as D drive, CD/DVD/USB drives", I mean it only scan C drive, yes! I performed scan with active internet connection. So my questions(with reasons) are:

1. Is McAfee stinger only protect system files?

2. Is real time protection only works for system files?

3. Is McAfee Stinger requires internet connection or database update?

4. Is McAfee Stinger works in Windows safe mode?

5. Could I run McAfee Stinger in USB pen drive?

6. Why I can't scan other drives? I asked this because autorun virus mostly comes with CD/DVD/USB.

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Reliable Contributor exbrit
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Re: Question and support for McAfee stinger for Windows.

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1. Is McAfee stinger only protect system files?2. Is real time protection only works for system files?   Yes

3. Is McAfee Stinger requires internet connection or database update?  No

4. Is McAfee Stinger works in Windows safe mode?  Yes

5. Could I run McAfee Stinger in USB pen drive?   Yes

6. Why I can't scan other drives? I asked this because autorun virus mostly comes with CD/DVD/USB.   You can, click "Customize my scan"

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Reliable Contributor exbrit
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Stinger is NOT a replacement for a regular antivirus.  See the following for a description: How to Use Stinger | McAfee Free Tools

It only scans the drive it's installed on.

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This is also covered in a McAfee article

http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?&id=TS100815

One of the steps states the following:

  

     Click Customize my scan to add additional drives or directories (only the C: drive is scanned by default).

Kevin

Sr. Knowledge Analyst, Digital Customer Experience

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1. Is McAfee stinger only protect system files?2. Is real time protection only works for system files?   Yes

3. Is McAfee Stinger requires internet connection or database update?  No

4. Is McAfee Stinger works in Windows safe mode?  Yes

5. Could I run McAfee Stinger in USB pen drive?   Yes

6. Why I can't scan other drives? I asked this because autorun virus mostly comes with CD/DVD/USB.   You can, click "Customize my scan"

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