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[Copy]How to test your Anti-Virus Software

Post  Mrass Katt on Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:35 am

You installed an antivirus, commercial or not, and you would like to know is he well configured, that he is active and that you are well protected. It is not recommended playing with fire and visiting dangerous websites to check can your antivirus detect any kind of virus. You would indeed be likely to expose your computer at the very important risk which can go until the compromising of your computer and the loss of data.
To test your antivirus in full safety, you can use the file of Eicar test. This file is detected as a virus by the antiviruses but it is not one, it does not contain any viral code. If the false virus is detected, it is that your antivirus is active and protects you.

1. To create this false virus, you need simply to create a file inside Windows. Click on the Start button, All Programs, Accessories then on Notepad.
2. Then recopy the following character string in the Notepad:
X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*
Type above line of text within Notepad
3. Then save the file while clicking on File then Save as.
4. Unroll the “Save as type” list then select the option All files.
5. Add the name of file eicar.com in the zone File name. Choose the location where you want to save it (on Desktop) and then click on Save button.
6. If your antivirus is correctly activated, it must then alert you instantaneously presence of the Eicar virus.
7. Then ask your antivirus to remove the file. In my case I had installed Norton Internet Security and file was recognize and removed automatically without any additional action from me.

If your antivirus does not see anything, than you have a problem. It could be because of two reasons: permanent protection is badly configured or there were some problems during antivirus installation. Then you have to read documentation of your software to correct this problem.
If the false virus is still not detected, you must then seriously think of changing anti-virus software.

This is a copy of an article which was originated by someone.
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wow i did...

Post  richnovil on Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:16 pm

I did not know that! my Nortan sucks im keepen my Free Version of AVG it thhe only program that works when theres a problem my nortan seems to be more for network securety lol

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Post  Mrass Katt on Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:06 pm

So..... Does this method works? Or this method is only detected by your AVG?
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AVG

Post  richnovil on Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:18 pm

AVG my norton dosent worrk none lol

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Post  Mrass Katt on Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:35 am

lol!

FYI, if another antivirus software of yours has detected and removed the threat, the other wont detect anything, of course. For me, 1 antivirus software is enough for me already. lol
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i tried...

Post  richnovil on Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:12 am

i tried them seperate then agin norton just sucks ask mk lol

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nice one

Post  MKHCB on Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:38 am

Norton internet security 2008 did not detect it for me. But Nevertheless I hate this junk. I am just so happy that my subscription is out withing the next week,
lol. Now Avast, Tren, or AVG here I come.

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