Every wondered if you antivirus is working ?
Ever wanted to test the real-time protection of your antivirus and its effectiveness of threat detection ?
Well there is a free online resource you can use to download different types if files such as .zip files .com or .html file that should set off you antivirus and flag it as a virus although this is not 100% fool proof as no antivirus or security measure is 100% but this will definitely test against the most basic of virus activity you even have the option of downloading the file via HTTP and HTTPS to see how your AV reacts
The site is located at http://www.eicar.org/85-0-Download.html
All in all this is a very useful tool for testing
Until next time stay secure !