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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by vikneshwaren on 25th December 2008, 2:46 am

My av eset nod32 is real









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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by LadySmith on 30th December 2008, 7:40 am

I'm able to go to that URL...no blocking whatsoever from AVG8. I will do the notepad thing and run a scan and see if it detects it then.

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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by vikneshwaren on 30th December 2008, 7:43 am

Now i've installed Kaspersky Internet Security..









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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by LadySmith on 30th December 2008, 8:06 am

@LadySmith wrote:I'm able to go to that URL...no blocking whatsoever from AVG8. I will do the notepad thing and run a scan and see if it detects it then.

Well, I did the notepad thing and then right clicked it and chose to scan with AVG. The results did show an infection. But I got no kind of popup or anything about it and it did let me go to that URL with no notice or anything wrong.

Does this mean I need a different AV? I've used AVG for years with no problems.

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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by Doctor Inferno on 30th December 2008, 3:07 pm

AVG is fine, it might take a while for it to scan the file. This time try to put it in a folder. Close the folder and open it again. See if AVG detects it.


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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by LadySmith on 3rd January 2009, 4:03 am

@Doctor Inferno wrote:AVG is fine, it might take a while for it to scan the file. This time try to put it in a folder. Close the folder and open it again. See if AVG detects it.

OK, I did what you said, and put it in a folder, closed it and opened it again. I'm not getting any kind of popup notification or anything from AVG.

Before I put it in the folder, I could right click and choose to scan with AVG and it did show it in the results, but still no popup alert or anything. Now that I have it in the folder, and specifically scan it, it shows 0 infections. ?????

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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by Doctor Inferno on 3rd January 2009, 4:09 am

Doesn't sound good. Better to get another anitivirus, I recommend Avast!


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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by LadySmith on 3rd January 2009, 4:39 am

Any others with AVG 8.0.176 out there that has tried this?

I used AVG for years, but will probably uninstall it and install Avast.

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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by Doctor Inferno on 3rd January 2009, 4:46 am



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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by LadySmith on 3rd January 2009, 4:49 am

Hmm...I wonder why my AVG isn't detecting it? I mean, it does if I specifically scan it, but not when it's in the folder and not with an overall scan.

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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by mcovotery on 23rd March 2009, 10:13 pm

nice thnx

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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by drc on 28th April 2009, 4:58 pm

avira antivirus didnt detect it...should i change my antivirus??can you guys give me an advice which antivirus i should download?

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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by Belahzur on 28th April 2009, 5:20 pm

@drc wrote:avira antivirus didnt detect it...should i change my antivirus??can you guys give me an advice which antivirus i should download?

Did you save it as a .txt extension file? Avira doesn't detect it if it's a text file.
It has to be an executable form of extension (exe/com/scr/pif/cmd)


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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by drc on 28th April 2009, 8:23 pm

i saved it as .txt...i'll try what you said..thanks again

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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by drc on 28th April 2009, 8:26 pm

sweet! avira did detected it this time...thanks Hooray!

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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by M0nk on 5th December 2009, 4:12 am

I currently have Panda Security and know its legit but is it okay if it did not block the site?

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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by Doctor Inferno on 5th December 2009, 7:11 am

As long as it blocks the text file, it's fine.


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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by M0nk on 5th December 2009, 10:06 am

I saved it as a text file then directly scanned and Panda deleted it. Thank you.

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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by Lance(HAOH) on 26th December 2009, 10:54 am

Avast detected it too. Actually, almost every Antivirus detects it. The Eicar file is just to test whether the antivirus program has been correctly installed.
http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/275a021bbfb6489e54d471899f7db9d1663fc695ec2fe2a2c4538aabf651fd0f-1261824752

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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by aww1157 on 29th December 2009, 7:49 pm

My Avira didn't block it.

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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by aww1157 on 29th December 2009, 8:05 pm

My Avira did block the PDF but not the original link on page 1.

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Re: Test if Your Antivirus is For Real

Post by arfamow on 7th January 2010, 6:07 pm

Avast found almost before I had clicked on the link

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