Sunday, 1 January 2012

Common method to check antivirus strength

Today i will discuss a general method by which you check that your antivirus is working properly or not
This is method is known as EICAR test popularly.

Open Notepad and copy the Code given below in bold.


It is a standard text developed by the European Institute for Computer Anti-virus Research (EICAR). Every Anti-Virus is programmed to load this file as a virus.

Save as this file by

It is not necessary you save this file by given name but use only this extension..

After some seconds saving this file, your Anti-Virus should come with the message that this file is infected with virus asking permission for its deletion/clean.

This file is secure and it is not going to any infect in your system.

If your antivirus remove this file then it is doing work properly otherwise you update your antivirus.

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