by Jim Hillier for Daves Computer Tips
How to Know If Your Anti Virus Is Working
Our good friends at Dave’s Computer Tips point out a great (free) online service that puts your Anti -irus software through a serious of tests that help confirm that your protection is set up for maximum security.–PC Pitstop.
How would you like a simple way to check and see if your anti-virus program is up to scratch? Well, the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) has recently launched a free online service which provides just such a facility. The AMTSO service includes 5 tools to help users verify that their anti-virus protection is working and/or configured properly.
Even though I am pretty sure the checks are primarily aimed at commercial anti-virus solutions and not really meant for freeware editions, I was keen to test them out on my long time favorite free anti-virus.
These excerpts are shared with permission from davescomputertips.com.