Test Your Anti-virus

To test if your antivirus is in good working condition you should do as in continuing:

  • Open “Notepad” and copy this text:
  • X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*
  • The text should be in one horizontal line
  • Then save file as “eicar.com” including quotation-marks
  • After some seconds saving this file your anti-virus should come with the message that this file is infected virus asking permission for its delectation/clean.
  • This file is secure and its not gonna infect your computer in whatever way. It is a standard text developed by the European Institute for Computer Anti-virus Research (EICAR).Every antivirus is programmed to load this file as a virus.
  • If your antivirus is not going to hack this file as a virus ,in your screen will appear DOS window with this text EICAR-STANDARD-ANTI-VIRUS-TEST-FILE”.
  • If this happens then you should probably find some other Anti-virus up to date, meaning your PC might already being infected from viruses and your current anti-virus do not recognize them.
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