Friday, 7 August 2009

Check your Antivirus is Secure

To test if your antivirus is in good shape you should do as in continuing:
Open Notepad and copy this text:

Code:

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

the text should be in one horizontal line

Then save file as "eicar.com" including quotation-marks

After some seconds saving this file your antivirus should come with the message that this file is infected virus asking permission for its deletion/clean.
This file is secure and its not gonna infect your computer in whatever way. It is a standart text developed by the European Institute for Computer Anti-virus Research (EICAR).Every antivirus is programed to load this file as a virus.

If your antivirus is not going to hack this file as a virus, in your screen will appear DOS window with this text EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE".If this happens then you should probably find some other Antivirus up to date, meaning your PC might already being infected from viruses (<<) and your current antivirus do not recognize them.
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