Is my virus scanner really working?.

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How will I know if my virus scanner is really working?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #88068

Is my virus scanner really working?.

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Well, this procedure is one of the most common way to check if your antivirus is working. Whether you are using avast, avg, norton etc (btw I'm using AVG and this really works)
Open your notepad, and then name the file as X5O!P%@AP[4PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*, after naming try to save this anywhere in your PC.
In a split of seconds, your antivirus should detect this one as a virus

Answered By 100 points N/A #88070

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 Dude, that's cool. It worked on my avast. At least I know that my anti virus is working. Is this really a virus?

Answered By 0 points N/A #88072

Is my virus scanner really working?.

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LOL Don't worry, this is not a virus, it's just a standard file used to check if your antivirus is working.

Answered By 100 points N/A #88073

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 I was a bit surprise that it was detected by my antivirus (for i thought it's not functioning),  now I know that it really does its job 🙂

Answered By 0 points N/A #88074

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I think this one is just a dummy file that acts like a virus but it's not really a virus, did this trick also with my pc and it worked with my avast.

Answered By 100 points N/A #88075

Is my virus scanner really working?.

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Ok, that's really cool, it works like a magic lol.

Thanks a lot!

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