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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
How to Check Your Antivirus is Working?

How to Check Your Antivirus is Working?

Here is a common method to determine if your antivirus program is working properly or not. Some of you may know it already, but for the beginner (noobs) this can be informative.

► Open Notepad and copy/paste the Code given below.


The text should be in one horizontal line.

Then save file as "" including quotation-marks.

After some seconds saving this file, your Anti-Virus should notify you with the message that this file is infected with a virus asking permission for its deletion/clean.

This file is secure and it’s not going to infect your computer in any way. It is a standard text developed by the European Institute for Computer Anti-virus Research (EICAR). Every Anti-Virus is programmed to load this file as a virus.

If your Anti-Virus did not detect this file as a virus, a program will appear as DOS window with this text EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE.

If this happens then you should probably find a better Anti-Virus. It means that your PC might already be infected with viruses and your current Anti-Virus does not recognize them.
How to Check Which Version of Android your Device is Running

How to Check Which Version of Android your Device is Running

There's a quick way to check the version of the operating system that your handset runs on, be it a Samsung Galaxy model or any Android-powered smartphone.

► Access the Settings menu, which is normally found by tapping the Menu button at the bottom left of the front panel and then selecting Settings or System settings. 

Look for the 'About phone' or'About device' listing and click on it. The actual location will vary from device to device, for example on the 

Galaxy Ace ite is the last item in the Settings list and on the Galaxy S4 it is found within the More tab. A detailed list of your phone's particulars will appear and on this the Android version will be displayed.

The screen above was taken on the Samsung Galaxy Ace. If you're felling brave, click on Software update to see if there is a more recent version of Android you can upgrade to.

Android OS: what's in a name?

There's a logic to the bizarre-sounding names for the different versions of Android; they're all sweets or dessert items and follow an alphabetical order. Here's the full list:

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