To make sure that your Antivirus product is properly running, we recommend you using the Eicar test.
Eicar test enables you to check your antivirus solution using a safe file developed for primarily for testing purposes. Its more or less like you taking a simulated car crash test.
To test your antivirus solution, follow these steps:
- Download the test from the official webpage of the EICAR organization http://www.eicar.org/.
- Click the Anti-Malware Testfile
- Click Download on the left-side menu.
- From Download area using the standard protocol http click the com test file.
- You will be informed that the page you are trying to access contains the EICAR-Test-File (not a virus).
If you click I understand the risks, take me there anyway, the download of the test will begin and a pop-up from your Antivirus product will inform you that a virus was detected.
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