How to Check if you Antivirus is Working

Want to know if your antivirus is working? then follow this very simple steps to determine if you have a reliable virus protection.

1. Open your Notepad

2. Copy and paste the code below

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

3. Save the file and name it as fakevirus.exe

4. If the fakevirus.exe file got deleted immediately then that means that your antivirus is working properly.

5. If the file  is deleted automatically, try locating where you saved the file and scan it manually. If it detects that the file is indeed a virus then you have a working antivirus.

If your antivirus did not detect or miss the fakevirus file you created then it is time to change your antivirus.