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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

TEST YOUR ANTIVIRUS BY A SIMPLE TRICK


TEST-YOUR-ANTIVIRUS

HI! friends, In this article, Today i am sharing a outstanding trick to test your anti-virus.
Have you ever wondered how to test your Antivirus software to ensure it’s proper working? Well here is a quick and easy way to test your antivirus. The process is called EICAR test which will work on any antivirus and was developed by European Institute of Computer Antivirus Research. This process can be used by people, companies and antivirus programmers to test the proper functioning of the antivirus/antimalware software without having to deal with the real computer virus which can cause damage to the computer. Here is a step-by-step procedure to test your antivirus.


 STEP 1. Open a notepad (New Text Document.TXT) and copy the following code exactly onto it, and save the notepad.

EICAR Test code
X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*
 
STEP 2. Rename the file from New Text Document.TXT to myfile.com

STEP 3. Now run the antivirus scan on this myfile.com file.

If the antivirus is functioning properly on your computer, then it should generate a warning and immediately delete the file upon scanning. Otherwise you may have to re-install your antivirus.

NOTE: Most antivirus will pop-out a warning message in the Step-1 itself
 
You can also place the myfile.com file in a ZIP or RAR file and run a scan on it so as to ensure whether your antivirus can detect the test string in the compressed archive. Any antivirus when scanning this file will respond exactly as it will do for a genuine virus/malicious code. This test will cause no damage to your computer even though the antivirus will flag it as a malicious script. Hence it is the safest method to test the proper functioning of any antivirus.
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Founder & Author:I ABHISHEK BHATI student of COMPUTER SCIENCE by education a Blogger by profession and compueters and electronics is my passion BHATI TRICKS is not start of blogging ABHISHEK BHATI launched his frist Marketing Site in 2013.
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