Test your antivirus if it is up to scratch or not ?? Watch

Guvnor
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Okay guys I got this from somewhere and I thought that I would share it on here with you guys...:cool:

Copy and paste the code below into notepad.


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

(The text should be in one line.)

Save file as "checkantivirus.com" including quotation-marks (make sure it is saved in extention . com)

A few seconds after saving this file, your Anti-Virus should come with the message that this file is infected with virus asking permission for its deletion/clean.

*** This file is secure and its not going to infect your computer in whatever way. It is a standard text developed by the European Institute for Computer Anti-virus Research (EICAR). Every Anti-Virus is programed to load this file as a virus.***

If your Anti-Virus will not detect this file as a virus, a program will appear as DOS window with this text EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE.
If this happens then you should probably find some other Anti-Virus up to date as you are not fully protected.
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My NOD32 responded positively
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Bitdefender 09 got it. Though I expected it to get such a test file.
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Yep NOD 32 got there instantly
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notebook or notepad? can't seem to find a notebook :s
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yoyo462001
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AVG got it, im assuming it got it before my ESET Smart security got it.
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(Original post by lewisf)
notebook or notepad? can't seem to find a notebook :s
Ah yes I must have over looked that, thanks anyway. Yep its notepad.
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I first tried Eicar test virus way back in 2002 or something, so it's not really indicative if your anti-virus is any good anymore. That said, if it doesn't detect it, then just lol.
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AVG got it when i decided to try and open the file :/ lol
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(Original post by lewisf)
AVG got it when i decided to try and open the file :/ lol
That could be because the version you're running is reactive rather than proactive. I personally prefer that, no point in constantly scanning my hard drive every 5 seconds and making everything slower :p:
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avg free found it straight away
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Avast got it the second i pressed save lol.
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(Original post by Jesus was Taken)
Avast got it the second i pressed save lol.
Yup, same here.

Avast ftw!
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avira found it straight away as well!
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what does it mean if nothings happend...
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AVG detected this ...I've never been so proud :emo:
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McAfee isolated it as soon as I clicked save.
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McAfee got it instantly when I clicked save on my desktop.
AVG on my laptop got it too, although it was a few seconds slower.
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Kaspersky ftw!
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I am too scared/don't have any faith in Norton
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