Okay, now you have an updated antivirus protecting your system from bad malware, spyware with firewall and security patches. How sure your antivirus gives you complete protection? Well, then let’s perform a simple test! before that,
Why do we need to test an antivirus?
Most of us spend some bucks to buy an antivirus to safeguard us from various threats from the internet, to protect our valuable data etc. To make your worth you should buy a good antivirus, for that purpose we are testing your antivirus.
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How to test an antivirus?
Here is the simple method for testing the effectiveness your antivirus. It’s very simple harmless method anybody can do it no technical skills required to perform. This method is usually called as the “EICAR” testing method. Follow these simple steps to testing your antivirus
- Open your Notepad
- Copy and paste the following code.
- Save the file as antivirus.exe
- As soon as you save this file, your antivirus program will detect the file (virus) immediately and will attempt to delete it. If this happens then your Antivirus is working properly. If not, then it is time to look for some other reliable program.
As you see it is no big deal !! Easy and safe to perform. Note: The EICAR test file (#3) is a 16-bit application and cannot be run on 64-bit versions of windows.
Hope you all like it. If you have faced any problems do let’s in the comment section below!!