What Is A Virus?
A computer virus is a computer program that can replicate itself and spread from one computer to another. The term "virus" is also commonly, but erroneously used, to refer to other types of malware, including but not limited to adware and spyware programs that do not have a reproductive ability.
Viruses can increase their chances of spreading to other computers by infecting files on a network file system or a file system that is accessed by other computers.How To Test Your Anti-Virus Software?
This is a small virus which will not effect your computer. This is a test to check your Anti-Virus Software. If your Anti-Virus don't respond the test, change your Anti-Virus...
To test your installation, copy the following line into its own file, then save the file with the name EICAR.COM
More detailed instructions are found below.
(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 EICAR.COM. When your software scans this file, it will report finding the EICAR 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.Creating Eicar.com
1. Click on Start.
2. Select Run.
3. In the Open box type: notepad
4. Maximize the window.
5. Highlight the following on the following line of text:
6. Right click on the highlighted text and choose 'copy'.
7. Switch back to Notepad.
8. Right click anywhere inside of Notepad and select 'paste'.
9. Click the File menu and select 'save as'.
10. Change the 'Save as Type' to 'all files'.
11. Name the file eicar.com.