McAfee AVERT Stinger for W32/Polip - provides specific detection and repair for W32/Polip only.
McAfee Nuke-Stinger - provides only trojan detection.
- It is only able to detect and remove specific viruses and threats
- It does not provide full anti-virus protection
- It does help with an infected system, but it does not prevent infections
Overall score: Thumbs down (due to overall performance). The latest version of Stinger (10.2.0.267 - version 2011) is better than the last one; but again, it only detects and removes threats identified in the "List Viruses" icon in the Stinger application. Moreover, this software provides very little anti-virus protection. It may be worth downloading and trying it out on viruses, trojans, and malware, but it does not give users complete PC protection. When it comes down to it, it does not stand up to other freeware found online that has the same or similar functions. On the positive side, however, it is user-friendly (simple to use) and is a decent virus-removal tool that's available for free.
Advice: Check out the latest information on Stinger from McAfee's own Community Forum at https://community.mcafee.com/message/26869.
Note: The developer of Stinger is McAfee, so it comes from a reliable source.