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.

Free up disk space using disk cleanup

Help you to remove temporary Internet files, Recycle Bin, Windows temporary files, installed programs that you no longer use and to remove downloaded program files (such as Microsoft ActiveX controls and Java applets)

Step 1: Select Disk Cleanup from All programs – Accessories – System Tools. If several drives are available, you might be prompted to specify which drive you want to clean.

Step 2: In the Disk Cleanup for dialog box, check the files to want to delete and click OK and press Yes to confirm