How to Test Antivirus if it is working or not?
Is there a way to test your antivirus if it is working or not?
There is no practical test, other than introducing a virus into your system--not recommended. The best recourse is to stick with one of the respected system. I use AVG and am very pleased. I used Norton in the past and it worked well. I am not a McAfee fan, but that was over a dispute when I purchased 12 copies for my office and the first one would not installed because there was no warning about the version of Windows I was using. Took me all day to fix the computer. However, it is probably a good anti-virus tool. The thing to watch with all anti-virus software is that they do not turn into bloatware as they keep adding features and options that are not really needed.
You can simply test antivirus software by running it. Like if you have installed Norton 360, Immunet 3.0, Kaspersky or any other virus protection software in your system, simply perform a complete memory scan and look whether tool is working properly
I had found a solution for this.
To test your antivirus use this code:
Copy the code above in notepad and give it a name it depends on you whatever name you want just make sure that the file extension is .exe
Then click that file if your antivirus detect it that means your anti virus is working fine.
"if your antivirus detect it that means youranti virus is working fine." So, I would assume that if it was not detected the anti virus is not working. The question is what is this--is it a virus. If it is not a true virus, detection becomes a problem
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