January 23, 2013

How to Check Your PC Anti-Virus is Working Properly or Not?


To protect our computers from viruses we should install Antivirus on our various PC; We don’t really know how much this Antivirus protect our computers from viruses. Yes Sometimes Antivirus will failed or it can’t identify the new viruses, if there is a situation like this, viruses will attack the your important files stored on your computer.

Without writing much, lets try a practical here (Checking if your computer Antivirus is securing your computer or not).

Open a Notepad and copy the following code.

X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

Save it as fake-virus.exe

If your Antivirus works properly, the file you saved will be identified as virus and it will be deleted by your Antivirus. If your antivirus doesn’t work properly, the file you saved will not be identified as virus.

Therefore, if your file get deleted you can know that your antivirus works without any trouble.   

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