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 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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