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Monday, February 4, 2008

How to test the ability and efficiency of your AntiVirus Software


I am sure that everybody realizes of the importance of computer securities these days. Specially when a computer virus can develope so fast from one day to the other. If your AntiVirus software is not frequently updated, your computer will be faced with disaster. Therefore an AntiVirus software needs to be installed in your computer. The main reason why anyone wants to protect their computer is to keep their important files or business documents safe. Virus from the internet can completely destroy all your files and documents. You may overlook the importance of an AntiVirus software. You may also think that “With having an AntiVirus software installed your computer is not at risk”. Actually, you do not only need to have it but also update it and test it. I have a tip for you to test the ability of your AntiVirus software by creating an artificial virus to trick your own computer. Don’t panic! It is true that this is a virus but it does not affect your computer at all whether the AntiVirus software is installed into your computer or not. Therefore you do not need to worry about its effect, believe me !

How to create the artificial to trick your computer ?
  • Open the NotePad program.
  • Type this code like below into the NotePad file.
  • Save the Notepad file as . To comfortably find the, I suggest placing it in the Desktop.
  • Run the file to test your computer efficiency. If there are not any responses from the AntiVirus software, I suggest changing your AntiVirus immediately because it does not work anymore.
  • Enjoy testing it and note that this cannot affect or damage any parts of your computer.
    Creating artificial virus to test your Anti-Virus Software.
Popular Anti-Virus/Spyware Software:
  • Norton Antivirus (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • McAfee Antivirus (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • AdAware (6.0, 7.0, 8.0)

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