In this article, we are showing you different methods to check if your antivirus is working or not.
Step 1. Open notepad
Step #2. paste the code below in notepad.
Step 3. Save As this text file as AV Testing.exe
Step 4. Scan this file with your antivirus. If your antivirus does not detect it as a virus change it.
You need to visit an online site to do both your antivirus and internet security test. You just need to download one of the security test files from that website and your installed antivirus program should stop this download. So if it successfully interrupts your download, your antivirus is fine, or you should change it ASAP.
Step 1. Click HERE to visit Eicar (European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research) website.
Step 2. Scroll down to “Download area using the secure, SSL enabled protocol HTTPS”.
Step 3. Download these test files and scan them with your antivirus.
Method 3: Using TestMyAv
TestMyAV offers malware and viruses to download so that you can test your antivirus program. Just go to the website and find the “Test Guide” page and download new malware to test their antivirus software.
Method 4: Comodo leak tests
The tool checks for leaks in firewalls and HIPS programs. This program uses 34 different tests including rootkit installation, information sending, injection, etc. A good antivirus should stop the Comodo Leak Tests tool from running.
Method 5: Using Secunia Personal Software Inspector
Secunia Personal Software Inspector (Secunia PSI) checks whether the software installed on the computer is up to date or in need of a security update. This tool checks if your antivirus is stopping the latest virus or security threats or not. This tool can help make your antivirus better.
If you are looking for an antivirus here is a list of the Best Free Online and Offline Antivirus Software.