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Check AntiVirus Software Detects Virus Correctly or Not Working is a Terrific Testing method to find whether your Antivirus Application is Working Properly or Not. Sometimes we would definitely feel that our AntiVirus is not Auto Detecting or Deleting viruses even if your PC is Clean. To Check your Antivirus, you have to Create a Sample Virus File. Don’t Panic! that Test Virus file will not affects your Computer anyway. This process is very well known as EICAR Testing, EICAR stands for European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research Collaboration with CARO (Computer AntiVirus Research Organization) develops the EICAR code to Test the Functionality of AntiVirus without getting Damage to your PC and they have Done it Successfully. So, the Antivirus Programmers Flagged the EICAR code as a Verified Genuine Virus and also it got a Standard for Virus Testing in Various Companies. OMG! For the first time a virus gets the Genuine Certificate. So, here we go for a Virus Hunt Game!!
EICAR( European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research ) is an Antivirus Development and Research Organization Founded in 1991. This also involves in Research of Malicious Software (Malware), Wireless Security, Radio-frequency identification (RFID) and Security Awareness.
Check AntiVirus Software Detects Virus Correctly or Not Working
The First Level in this hunt is, Open a Simple Notepad file and Just Copy & Paste the Below code into it.
(Just Double Click the Code to Copy)
1. Once the Code is pasted into Notepad Just Go to File>Save as.. (or) click ALT+F+A.
By Clicking Save As.. it will Prompt for the Location to Save the File.
2. Select the Location and Give File Name with Extension .Exe and save.
Here i've used "TechyLeakz_Virus_Test.Exe" (.Exe is must).
Finally, the Virus Test file was saved in Desktop.
Oh ho !! WTH !! something annoying in my Desktop.
Got it now! My Antivirus Detects the .Exe file i've Saved. So, Antivirus is working Fine in my Laptop.
Note: Make sure Auto-Detect Mode is Enabled in your Antivirus. Otherwise, Manually Scan the File.
Then go for the Details about the Virus and Choose the Action to Apply for the Virus File.
Note: Apply "Delete" option is Recommended.
Done Applied the Delete Button. Now the Test Virus File will be Deleted.
So, now you guys don't worry anymore whether the Antivirus is Working Properly or not. Do Create a Virus file and check it now with No Damage, No Affects.
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