- If you have any doubts about your antivirus efficiency, you can simply download the following file:http://www.eicar.org/download/eicar_com.zip
- If your antivirus blocks the download and displays a warning, it means that antivirus program is active.
- If your antivirus software allows you to download and unzip the file, then you have a problem: your antivirus is not active.
The EICAR test file
is a harmless virus test file that all antivirus software recognize.
Having an active antivirus is not enough, it is important to keep it up-to-date (virus signatures).