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How to check if your antivirus is active or not?





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  • 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.

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Having an active antivirus is not enough, it is important to keep it up-to-date (virus signatures).
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