Is your antivirus real?

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Is your antivirus real?

Post by BIT0122-Amit on Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:44 am

there are many antiviruses, and some of them are flashy, looks good, and are good in making you believe that your pc is infected with thousands of viruses and only their antivirus(which is actually a virus drone itself) can remove them.

well, lets test your antivirus using EICAR(European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research).

try to download this file.

http://www.eicar.org/download/eicar.com.txt

or at least try to download it and then scan it.

The file given above is an international standard virus which is created to only test your antivirus.
Trust me, this virus is not harmful at all.
However, if your antivirus does work, it will not let you download.
If it does, it will not let you open it.
Atleast it will tell you that this file is virus after you scan it with your antivirus.

Let me know your experiences Smile
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Re: Is your antivirus real?

Post by BIT0104-ANIK on Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:33 pm

my kaspersky is great. it flashed a message "access is denied" and said it contains a virus named "eicar"
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