2nd Apprenticeship off the job.

Today I learned about another program that can be used to check if an antivirus is working and scanning files correctly, it’s called EICAR. EICAR is a false positive virus txt file that you can download and attempt to run, if your antivirus is up to date and working it should see that the file is a threat and remove it or not allow you to open the file.

It’s very important to know that your Antivirus is working and doing what it should be doing otherwise your system will be under risk of infection or corruption, so being able to test the antivirus to see that it is working is a thought off your mind about security.

If I install an antivirus on another PC (probable), I could use this program to check that the antivirus is working and scanning the computer for malicious files.

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