McAfee GetSusp : Scans for Suspicious Malware in Windows

Do you suspect malware in your Windows PC that is not being detected by your installed antivirus product? Even after you scan it using many antivirus products, nothing comes up in the scan and yet you can feel that there is something going on in your PC? Every time, you get on your computer your belief that something suspicious happening in the computer becomes stronger? Before you blow your fuse and format the hard drive and begin installing Windows all over again, you should try a new tool from Intel called McAfee GetSusp.

McAfee (now owned by Intel) produces two great free tools Stinger and GetSusp. McAfee Stinger is for scanning your PC for the latest known threats, while GetSusp is able to scan your PC for suspicious and yet unknown threats. GetSusp scans and analyzes your PC for processes and files that look a little suspicious and uploads them to McAfee server so that their experts can further analyze them.

McAfee GetSusp

McAfee GetSusp has a user interface that looks similar to McAfee Stinger. You can launch it and click on the Scan Now button to begin the scan. It does not scan entire computer, but only the most vulnerable places such as the boot sectors, user profile folder and the running processes. The process of the scan is displayed in the window itself. Good files are show in the black color while the suspicious files are displayed in the red color.

McAfee GetSusp

When the scan is complete, it begins to upload all the suspicious files to the McAfee server. This process can take many minutes depending on your internet connection speed. Subsequently an XML report file is displayed in the web browser with all the details about which of the suspicious files were found on your PC and more.

You can download McAfee GetSusp from