How To Check If Antivirus Is Working?

Do you ever doubt on your anti virus software if it is working efficiently? Yes, that's fair to do so because you paid for it and If you don't see any virus catch for long time then get this kind of feeling. 

You can't search for virus and install in your computer to check if your anti virus program works well or not. So here is simple yet best trick to check if anti virus working efficiently.

Step # 1: Open notepad
Step # 2: Copy the below code and paste in the notepad

"X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}" (Without Quotes)

Step # 3: Now save it by any name and scan it by your antivirus software. This file should be detected as virus by your antivirus program. If not then some problem with your anti virus program or it's settings.


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