Your Antivirus Really Works ? Check Now

Have you ever wondered if your Antivirus really works? Here is a safe way to test it, and you dont need a real virus sample to test it. However some of you might know this already but still I m posting for  those who don't know.

Open Notepad, copy the text below and paste it in Notepad.

X5O!P%@AP[4PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

Save as EICAR.COM

Your Antivirus software may recognize the file as virus and Quarantine/Delete it as soon as you finish saving it.
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The file EICAR.COM is completely safe, it's not a virus. It is a standard test file developed by the EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER ANTI-VIRUS RESEARCH (EICAR).

All Anti-virus softwares are programmed to detect this file as possible virus. Therefore you can test your Anti-virus with this file without worrying about getting your computer infected.

Note : We are sharing this trick for only purpose of basic checking of performance of Anti-Virus , so you can use your Anti-virus without any doubt according to our shared trick it's only trick to verify better performance of your Anti-virus... be happy stay with us !

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Himanshu is a young engineer living in India. Currently working at LiveCareer as a software engineer. He is an ethical hacker & blogger too, doing lots of crazy stuff... If you seem interesting, go through his portfolio: www.himstar.info : "Open Source. Millions of open minds can't be wrong!"

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