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Windows 7: Is there a way to test you On-Demand protection?

26 Feb 2010   #1
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 
Is there a way to test you On-Demand protection?

I was wondering if there was a way to test your on demand protection for your anti-virus. Sort of like a leaktest for firewalls, but for your anti-virus...or is this too dangerous as you basically have to download a file that is a virus in order to test this?


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26 Feb 2010   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi there, the best way to test your AV is to download virus files from Malwarebytes Forum and then execute it to see if your AV catches it. But since it may prove fatal, I'd strongly recommend you to 1st install Shadow Defender - the easiest PC/laptop security and privacy protection tool and then run your C drive in shadow mode so that whatever changes you make or whatever harm the virus causes, a quick feboot and you are back to normal.
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26 Feb 2010   #3
brady

 

Would not suggest testing your home pc against these sort of tests. If you do wish to test , please image your machine for restoration purposes.
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26 Feb 2010   #4
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shortmantuff View Post
I was wondering if there was a way to test your on demand protection for your anti-virus. Sort of like a leaktest for firewalls, but for your anti-virus...or is this too dangerous as you basically have to download a file that is a virus in order to test this?
Hallo Shortmantuff, I have not heard of any other than exposing your PC to the real thing.
If you think your computer has been breached disable your AV & run an online scan like Eset or Kaspersky
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26 Feb 2010   #5
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Thanks guys. Seems like too much work. I don't think I've been breached. I'm just a curious fellow
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26 Feb 2010   #6
jebuchanan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Have you tried 'Shields Up'? They can test your security to show you where you have weaknesses.
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27 Feb 2010   #7
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shortmantuff View Post
I was wondering if there was a way to test your on demand protection for your anti-virus. Sort of like a leaktest for firewalls, but for your anti-virus...or is this too dangerous as you basically have to download a file that is a virus in order to test this?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Hi there, the best way to test your AV is to download virus files from Malwarebytes Forum and then execute it to see if your AV catches it. But since it may prove fatal, I'd strongly recommend you to 1st install Shadow Defender - the easiest PC/laptop security and privacy protection tool and then run your C drive in shadow mode so that whatever changes you make or whatever harm the virus causes, a quick feboot and you are back to normal.
Easier solution? Use a VM! VirtualBox is free and you can test AV programs and their ability to stop malware without worry of infecting the host OS.
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27 Feb 2010   #8
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
Would not suggest testing your home pc against these sort of tests. If you do wish to test , please image your machine for restoration purposes.
Excellent advice.
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27 Feb 2010   #9
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Excellent advice.
Just use a virtual solution and do your testing on a VM. That's much easier!
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