How to Know If Your Anti Virus Is Working

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.

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