Wednesday, May 21, 2014

How to verify that your antivirus is working or not?



Hey guys, today i am going to share this article to all the readers, so that you can verify your antivirus is working or not. Sometimes we become confused whether an Antivirus is working or not, But don't worry you can easily check or verify whether your antivirus is working or not, This type of Test is called ELCAR test and can be done easily with the simple steps. 

This test is totally harmless, so you do not need to do worry about it. ELCAR test allows us to check your antivirus is working or not, as an example, once you have made this file and when you try to open, your computer antivirus should identify this ELCAR test file as a virus, if your computer antivirus was not able to identify above file as a virus, then your computer antivirus may have a some problem.

Lets check your computer antivirus, whether it is working or not.



  • First open a Notepad, then copy and paste the following text.
X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*
  • Now save the file name as anyname and extension with .com .
  • Now open a file (that you have created at previous step).

If your virus is working you should trigger an alert saying virus found, if it didn't find any error or create any alert, then your antivirus is not working


NOTE: This file(that you have created earlier) is harmless, so you do not need to worry.



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