How To Safely Test Your Antivirus Software With Notepad

Today, we will be sharing easy trick on how to test your antivirus software capability in detecting virus on your PC. We compile a safe method to easily check your Antivirus software with notepad, 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 to choose from.  There are many antiviruses on net today that are accessible for download but not all are very effective to protect your PC from malware virus 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?

So let’s safely check your Antivirus software if its working or not with this trick.

Steps How To Test Your Antivirus Software If Its Working Or Not

Reason why we need to test our Antivirus is to check if is working properly in the first place. A good Antivirus work by scanning files automatically as they arrive into the computer and block the ones that match its database of virus definitions. The only way to know if your antivirus is working or not is to test it.

STEP 1. Click on “Start Button” and type “Notepad” on your keyboard and press enter.

STEP 2. Type the given code below into the Notepad.

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

STEP 3. Save this file as  TestingFile.exe

Your Antivirus should automatically detect the file as Virus. Or you can scan this file with your antivirus to check if your antivirus detects it as virus.

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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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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.

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