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Test Your AntiVirus Software

Creating A Test Virus:

Have you ever wondered if your anti-virus software is really working?
Would you like to see what happens when it detects a virus? Here's a
safe way to test your computer's virus protection that doesn't require
you to have a real virus.

First, open Notepad. Then copy and paste into it the text on the line below. (It should all be on one line.)

Then select File, Save, select All Files for the file type, then save the file as

Your anti-virus software may prevent you from saving the file as, which is a sign that it is working effectively. If it
doesn't raise an alert, try scanning the folder where you saved To see what happens if you try to run a file containing a
virus, double-click to open it.


The file you have created is completely safe. It is not a
virus. It is a standard test file developed by the European Institute
for Computer Anti-virus Research (EICAR). All anti-virus products are
programmed to detect this file as if it was a real virus. Therefore you
can safely use it to test whether your anti-virus software works,
without fear of infecting your computer.


If your anti-virus product should fail to prevent you from running the
file, it will simply display the text
"EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE" in a DOS box. No harm will have
been done, but you should probably consider using a better anti-virus
product, because if it had been a real virus, your computer would by
now be infected!

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