How do I test my antivirus solution?

To make sure that your Bitdefender product is properly running, we recommend you using the Eicar test.
 
The Eicar test allows you to check your antivirus protection using a safe file developed for this purpose.
 
To test your antivirus solution, follow these steps:
  1. Download the test from the official webpage of the EICAR organization http://www.eicar.org/.
  2. Click the Anti-Malware Testfile tab.
  3. Click Download on the left-side menu.
  4. From Download area using the standard protocol http click the eicar.com test file.
  5. You will be informed that the page you are trying to access contains the EICAR-Test-File (not a virus).
If you click I understand the risks, take me there anyway, the download of the test will begin and a Bitdefender pop-up will inform you that a virus was detected.
Click More details to find out more information about this action.

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