Test Antivirus Strength Using Notepad

You can test antivirus strength using notepad or for its valuation using a simple notepad trick. You just need to follow these guidelines below :



Open your Notepad
Paste the code written below in notepad file :-
X5O!P%@AP[4PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*
then Save it with an .exe extension example:- testvirus.exe




This test is called as EICAR stands for European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research test file .



This text file of 68 or 70 bytes that is a legitimate executable file known a COM file. It could be run by Microsoft operating systems and some which work a likes (except for 64-bit due to 16-bit limitation), including OS/2. When it is executed, it would print “ EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE! ” and after that it will stop. This string test was specially engineered to consist of ASCII human-readable characters, simply created with a standard computer keyboard.