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Post by CHii ExDee on Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:31 pm

mods, palipat nalang po kung maling section ^_^

SOURCE: http://www.softwaretipspalace.com/how-to_features/software/how-to-test-your-antivirus-software.php

To test your antivirus in full safety, you can use the file of Eicar test. This file is detected as a virus by the antiviruses but it is not one, it does not contain any viral code. If the false virus is detected, it is that your antivirus is active and protects you.

1. To create this false virus, you need simply to create a file inside Windows. Click on the Start button, All Programs, Accessories then on Notepad.

2. Then recopy the following character string in the Notepad:


Type above line of text within Notepad
3. Then save the file while clicking on File then Save as.

4. Unroll the “Save as type” list then select the option All files.

5. Add the name of file eicar.com in the zone File name. Choose the location where you want to save it (on Desktop) and then click on Save button.

6. If your antivirus is correctly activated, it must then alert you instantaneously presence of the Eicar virus.

7. Then ask your antivirus to remove the file. In my case I had installed Norton Internet Security and file was recognize and removed automatically without any additional action from me.

Norton Internet Security did recognize Eicar virus immediately after I clicked on Save button
If your antivirus does not see anything, than you have a problem. It could be because of two reasons: permanent protection is badly configured or there were some problems during antivirus installation. Then you have to read documentation of your software to correct this problem.

If the false virus is still not detected, you must then seriously think of changing anti-virus software.

this isn't a real virus huh? it's only a false virus ^_^

hope this help to you guys
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Re: test yer antivirus software

Post by xP►[bianx'♥] on Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:49 pm

thanks !!
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Post by lovebang01 on Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:52 pm

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Post by danielvicedo on Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:46 am

cool mod. Thanks for this .
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Post by jhennyz on Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:46 pm


thanks for sharin..
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