Test your virus scanner yourself?

A nice way to test if your antivirus is working is this EICAR test “European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research.”

How do you do this? Proceed as follows:

1. Copy what is between the lines below into notepad :
2.        Save as EICAR.COM

If your antivirus doesn’t respond to this, it won’t work.

This test is completely harmless.
See also; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EICAR_test_file