How To Check Your Antivirus If Is Working Or Not

Today, we will be sharing easy tricks how to check your antivirus capability in detecting virus on your PC. We compile 4 Methods to easily test your Antivirus, all you need is to take time and read through the post to know if your antivirus is working perfectly or not.

In today’s technology world, having a good antivirus on your PC is very important and that’s why we compile 10 best antivirus software for your PC. There are many antiviruses on net today that are accessible for download but not all are very effective to protect your PC from malware attacks. Only a good antivirus can scan your computer and then eliminate viruses from your computer. Virus are flattering more vulnerable day by day, do you think your antivirus is strong enough to detect the developed viruses that are generated every day?

As many of you might me using some of the premium or advanced antiviruses but you didn’t want to waste your money on them? So let’s check it with the best trick for How To Check Your Antivirus If Is Working Or Not. This is a very manageable method that will check the methodical working of your antivirus.

Steps How To Check Your Antivirus If Is Working Or Not

So let’s test your antivirus if is capable to scan and detect some harmful viruses that can damage your computer. The methods are easy and simple tricks based on notepad coding trick. Let’s get started:

Method 1: Checking Your Antivirus With Notepad

Step 1. click on start and then type notepad and press enter.

Check Whether Your Antivirus Working Perfectly Or Not

Check Your Antivirus With NotePad Trick

Step 2. Now notepad will open, and there you need to paste the given code below.

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

Check Whether Your Antivirus Working Perfectly Or Not

How To Check Your Antivirus If Is Working Or Not

Step 3. Now save this file as  TestingFile.exe

Check Whether Your Antivirus Working Perfectly Or Not

 Check Your Antivirus If Is Working Or Not

Now scan this file with your antivirus and check if your antivirus detects it. If it detects it then your antivirus is working perfectly. Otherwise, you need to change your antivirus as soon as possible.

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Method 2: Checking Your Antivirus As Well As Internet Protection

You need to visit an online site in order to perform your Antivirus as well as Internet Security test. You just need to download any of the Security test files from that website and your installed antivirus must stop this download. So if it successfully interrupts your download then your antivirus is all ok, or you need to change it as soon as possible.

Step 1. Go to Eicar website (European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research).

Click Here To Visit 

Check Whether Your Antivirus Working Perfectly Or Not 

 Check Your Antivirus If Is Working Or Not

Step 2. Now scroll down to see the option of “Download area using the standard protocol HTTP” you can download each and every file there. Once downloaded, your antivirus must come up with a security alert about the download virus test file.

Check Whether Your Antivirus Working Perfectly Or Not 

Check Your Antivirus If Is Working Or Not

Eicar provides 4 files for download:

#1:  eicar.com, contains the ASCII string as described above.

#2: file, eicar.com.txt, is a copy of this file with a different filename. Some readers reported problems when downloading the first file, which can be circumvented when using the second version. Just download and rename the file to “eicar.com”. That will do the trick.

#3:  version contains the test file inside a zip archive.

A good anti-virus scanner will spot a ‘virus’ inside an archive. The last version is a zip archive containing the third file. This file can be used to see whether the virus scanner checks archives more than only one level deep.

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Method 3: Using TestMyAv

Check Whether Your Antivirus Working Perfectly Or Not

 Check Your Antivirus If Is Working Or Not

TestMyAV is a website with a single purpose – to get people testing anti-malware solutions for themselves. Rather than trusting vendors, testing companies and sales people. This website gives you malware’s and viruses to download and test your antivirus. You can always start basic testing to test your antivirus software.

Users just need to go to the website and find the “Testing Guide” page and can download fresh malware to test their antivirus software.

Prinze Tosine

Hi, am Prinze Tosine, a technologist based in Lagos Nigeria with a passionate heart of Blogging in any tech related matters . I derive fun in what i do, from blogging to web design, computer engineering etc.

One thought on “How To Check Your Antivirus If Is Working Or Not

  • July 24, 2018 at 7:03 PM
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    This is great!

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