Malware|Spyware|Phishing|Stinger|Physical Security

Stinger is an anti-virus product capable of removing a small group of common but serious viruses.

To use Stinger simply click the ‘Run Stinger’ button to the left or Press the key combination – Alt and S.

Stinger will be displayed – click ‘Scan now’ to detect the most common and current viruses. Detection and cleaning should be automatic. However if a virus is found you should make a note of the name and seek full cleaning instructions at

If you have an out of date CD/DVD and the version of Stinger says that “This product is outdated”, you can get the latest version from using another machine connected to the network and then transfer and run it from a formatted USB drive or CD/DVD.

If a virus is detected and you are unsure if your machine is clean you should contact the ITS Helpdesk for assistance.

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