So we all know the story, we read an article about a AV product and we call up the sales rep and they convince us that their AV is superior to everyone else, but is it?
I always ask for a demo before I give it a try and here is a geeky way of seeing how good the AV is:
- Create a text file and type this: “X50!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+h*“
- Then name the file: malware.exe
- Run your AV and see if the file is detected.
The string of code is used to see if your AV is doing what it’s supposed to be doing. What does your AV do?
Pretty kool, huh? 🙂