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Check if ur antivirus is working properly or not ???

Do you know you can check your antivirus manually in one step that is it working properly or not??? Or is ur antivirus is got infected by viruses???

If you have any doubt on ur antivirus then immediately check performance of your antivirus by EICAR.

What is EICAR???
This is a dummy file for testing and checking performance of any antivirus..... which is detected exactly as if it were a virus. This file is known as the EICAR Standard Anti-Virus Test file. 
Naturally, this file is not a virus and not harm ur system. Just it use to test ur AV. When executed, it will display the text "EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!" and exit. It is developed by the European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research, to test the response of computer antivirus.

How to create an EICAR file???
To create an EICAR test file, open notepad and paste the following line of code..... 


Now Save the file with any name using an exe extension; for example, FakeVirus.exe

After creating EICAR???
After creating EICAR file, if your antivirus  detect it as virus and delete it, then your antivirus is working prefectly.

The EICAR test file can be detected by several antivirus like Norton, bit defender, F-Secure, AVG, Antivir etc.  as a virus.
I have tested this on my lappi, and my antivirus(F-Secure) has proved its performance.... 
What about urs????

If you want more information and tutorials about Antivirus and Security, check out other posts under category Antivirus and Security Tips.


Written by:Surbhi

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