How To test if your Antivirus program is working

I was doing some Antivirus stuff this afternoon now let me share with you how to test if your Antivirus program is working, e.g. alerts you in the event of a virus. Of course you can go to certain places on the internet where it won’t take long until you get a real virus, but that’s probably not what you want to do, so here’s a brief description how to use the “Test-Virus”.

  1. Go to the eicar (European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research) website http://www.eicar.org/86-0-Intended-use.html and read the details
  2. Open notepad and paste the content of the test file, then save the file
  3. Your Antivirus program should now bring an alert

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