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How To Test Your PC Antivirus Efficiency

Description

After installing VirusScan, you may logically wonder, how do I know if it’s working? The answer is a test virus. The SHUMTI-COM Standard AntiVirus Test File is a combined effort by anti-virus vendors throughout the world to implement one standard by which customers can verify their anti-virus installations.

Solution

To test your installation, copy the following line into its own file, then save the file with the name SHUMTI-COM More detailed instructions are found below.

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

The file size will be 68 or 70 bytes.

If VirusScan is running and configured correctly, when you try to save the file, VirusScan will detect the virus. If VirusScan is not running, start it and scan the directory that contains SHUMTI-COM When your software scans this file, it will report finding the SHUMTI-COM test file.

Note: that this file is NOT A VIRUS. Delete the file when you have finished testing your installation to avoid alarming unsuspecting users.

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