Antivirus Test 2012


Test Your Anti virus 2012 Tips.
Do you have an anti-virus program.
You can test its working you can checkout yourself with how your anti-virus software behaves when it detects a virus, before it really happens. One
quick way to do this is to use the EICAR Anti-Virus Test File.
This is a test file that will cause no damage to your system and
still allow you to test if anti-virus tool is awake.

Here are some steps:

1. Open a text editor (e.g. Notepad or any Text Editor)

2. Enter the following text in the file –
X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!
$H+H*

3. Save the file with name as EICAR.COM on your desktop folder.

4. Open DOS and try to execute this .COM file (or simply double-
click the file on Desktop)
If your anti-virus software is working properly and active, it will warn
you that a virus has been detected when you attempt to run the .COM file.
To  double-check,  archive this file using zip or winrar this file, and then try double-clicking on
the ZIP file to see if your AV tool recognized viruses inside archive files.  You can also send this file
to yourself as an attachment, just to verify if your Anti virus  tools have command of email cleanliness in there functions.


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