Fake Virus Alert Removal Tool – Fake Alert Stinger By McAfee

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on March 29, 2010


These days there are many fake anti-viruses which try to trick you into believing that your PC is infected with virus and you need to buy their product to clean it. Its a big scam, as they will charge you money to download an anti-virus software which is not a real anti-virus. Such tools will show a warning in system tray or show an animation of virus scan to make you believe that its actually scanning your computer.


If you have been tricked already and clicked to Install trial version of so-called anti-virus, here is how to remove it – Remove Fake Antivirus / Remove Rouge Antivirus , but as wise men say, prevention is better than cure. If you get any pop up telling you that your computer is infected with viruses and needs to download some anti-virus, beware, there are very high chances that its fake. Best way to avoid such mess is to install a reliable free antivirus, or paid one, as you like.


In this article, I am going to review a tool called Fake Alert Stinger. This is a very useful virus removal tool which will remove any malware or infection which give you fake virus alerts and ask you to download fake anti-viruses.

Fake Alert Stinger is a Stinger tool by McAfee which is free to use and removes about 1331 types of viruses and infections from your computer. You do not need to install it on your computer. It is fully portable and can be carried on a pen drive and can be run directly from any folder without installation.



If you click the List Viruses button on the tool, it will show you a complete list of the virus names that it can detect and clean.


Just Click the button which says “Scan Now” and wait for the time it completes the scan.


After the scan is completed, it will create a report file which is a text file as seen below which displays the summary of the scan.


It will clean almost all possible fake alert creating viruses and malware from your PC and it will run fine after a restart. We still highly recommend to install some reliable anti-virus software, free or paid as per your convenience to avoid such problems.

Download Fake Alert Stinger

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

John Eaton March 13, 2011 at 1:17 am

How do you account for the fact that “Stinger” shows that my computer is infected with with “fakealert-REP Trojan” and could not be repaired in a file that does not exist on my computer. This seems to indicate that there is something strange about Stinger.

rikygio March 24, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Same trouble as john. can anyone help us?

Peter Martinson April 8, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Re John’s comment.
I’ve found the Fake alert REP trojan as reported by Stinger in a friend’s computer however the Macromed folder was in a folder called SysWOW64 and not in System32 as reported by Stinger.
I’m currently still working on removing it.
I have used Stinger effectively on many occasions.

Julie May 14, 2011 at 1:14 am

I have the same problem and have used Stinger. Do you have a fix for it?

Julie May 14, 2011 at 1:14 am

I have the same problem and have used Stinger. Do you have a fix for it?

Julie May 14, 2011 at 1:41 am

Re: Peter Martinson
I have the same problem with fakealert REP trojan in System 32\macromed\Flash

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