Friday, May 22, 2009

How to Check if your antivirus is working or not

This article is best in checking out whether your antivirus software is running at its best or not. It was not known to many users that how to check the antivirus software they are using is working properly or not. Here are the steps to check your antivirus

1. Click Start->Run->Type Notepad hit enter
2. Copy the code given below in the notepad :
3. Now Save it with the name fakevirus.exe in any of your folder/drives(Don’t forget where you have stored it)

If this file got deleted/detected your antivirus then it means that your antivirus is working properly and updated !!! If this doesnt happens and you see the saved file in that folder do right click the file and select scan with your installed antivirus and if the scan shows the file then it means your antivirus is working properly but not updated with a new version, as best antivirus softwares detect any virus (at the same second when you save the same in your system)without your effort of going to specified folder and scanning the folder. If it doesnt shows any kind of threats then you need to change your antivirus software immediately with some good one with the new version.Remember that this is just a rough idea to check your antivirus,even if it is detected it doen’t mean that your computer is safe from all the virus.

The key idea is to check the functionality of your antivirus.Don’t forget to update your antivirus.