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File extension

by Tathraman / February 24, 2005 5:55 AM PST

I've downloaded an update for Stinger with a file association of .opt. How can I open this? I've been into Filext but that can't help me [or if it can, I don't know how!]. Any advice please?
TIA
David

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Tathraman, Try This...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 24, 2005 12:29 PM PST
In reply to: File extension

It sounds like you downloaded the wrong thing for McAfee's Stinger tool. It's best not to "update" Stinger. Simply download the newest version and replace the old. Here's the actual download link for the newest version of Stinger:

http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/stinger.exe

HOpe this helps.

Grif

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Stinger
by Stan Chambers / February 24, 2005 3:18 PM PST
In reply to: File extension

The .opt file appears on my desktop after I scan with Stinger. I'm not a software guru and I'm not sure of the purpose of the file. I just leave it alone. It's some companion file of Stinger that's created when you scan.

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Stan, It's CREATED By Stinger...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 25, 2005 2:39 AM PST
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When you run the Stinger program from your desktop, the .opt file will be created by Stinger...It contains the "options" you have selected ro scanning as well as other data. It can safely be deleted, if you choose, and Stinger will run correctly the next time.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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