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#1 Research101


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 01:09 AM

Is there a program I can use to test how effective my computers antivirus and firewalls are? 

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:40 AM


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:41 AM

You can scan your firewalls. Were are they located? Is your firewall software running on your computers? And how are your computers connected to the Internet?

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 05:51 PM

Try using belarc advisor! It has a security rating system, you'd be surprised how low most scores are!

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 09:12 AM

How to Test Your Antivirus, Firewall, Browser, and Software Security
How To: Test your anti-virus software
Eicar: Anti-Malware Testfile <- this test file is very old
ShieldsUP: Testing your Firewall
SecurityMetrics: Free Port Scan
List of Free Online Firewall and Port Scan Tests

Caution!: Just as with anti-virus and anti-malware software, there is no guarantee this type of testing will detect all types of malware threats. Testing also involves some RISK so you may want to conduct your testing on a virtual machine or a test computer instead of your primary system. Also be aware that if using a virtual machine, not all malware will work in that environment.
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