Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Testing Your Defenses (Part 2)

Do you know if your anti-virus protection is working correctly? European Institute for Computer Anti-Virus Research (EICAR) has created a benign virus test pattern to make sure that anti-virus software is working.

When your anti-virus software detects this pattern, it should alert you to its existent. If your software doesn't detect this test pattern then it could mean that your anti-virus software: doesn't support the EICAR test pattern, the software is miss configured, or it just doesn't work very well.

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