antivirus not working??

  hugh-265156 22:38 27 Feb 2003

can somebody please test this for me and see if it works.i was having a read of the dec 02 edition of pc advisor.on page 200 there is a test to check your antivirus.i have tried it and when i scan it i get no virus found!! when i double click it i get an error messege.ok heres what to notepad type in x5o!p%@ap[4\pzx54(p^)7cc07}$eicar-standard-antivirus-test-file!$h+h* click on file then save for file type select all files and name it i have noticed in the article that in the boxout to right of the print it is in capitals have tried this to and still not working??thanks.

  VoG™ 22:45 27 Feb 2003

Get it from here. If your AV does not detect it then panic! (Or post back here).

REMEMBER to delete it when you've finished testing. We had a "rogue" virus question about this within the last week or so!

  VoG™ 22:46 27 Feb 2003
  Cordy13 22:52 27 Feb 2003

If I remember correctly PCA printed the wrong/incorrect addy (think it should have been lower case), use VOG's addy.

  hugh-265156 22:54 27 Feb 2003

thank you will give it a go.

  hugh-265156 23:06 27 Feb 2003

many thanks folks it worked.was sweatin for a moment there!

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