Test your antivirus ability by fake virus installation in your computer

Now a days so many antivirus are available in market, some of the popular antivirus are Kaspersky, AVG, Avast , but some local cheap brands, smaller softwares companies are also bringing out their antivirus products , Sometimes  these are unable to detect harmful virus in your computer and results, there is loss of important data from your computer. So, how can you test the ability of your antivirus without damaging your computer.

"Using an antivirus whether free or paid without testing its ability is like taking a medicine for a disease without knowing its effectiveness against infection."


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So, here's method to check your antivirus by using fake virus installation

To Check if your AntiVirus is Working :

About this fake virus installation : This test virus was developed by the European Institute for Computer Anti-Virus Research (EICAR) to provide an easy (and safe!) way to test whether your anti-virus software is working, and see how it reacts when a virus is detected. It is supported by most leading vendors, such as IBM, McAfee, Sophos, and Symantec/Norton, AVG, Kaspersky.

  • Open Notepad.
  • Now Copy this code in the text file.
  • X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*
  • Then save it with the name faketestvirus.exe
Now, If the File got Detected Immediately .. It means your Antivirus is working Properly. 

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