How can I test my computer's security?

By Drumma
Feb 13, 2013
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  1. Hi all @ TS,
    Today has been one of those days when I do some PC housekeeping by clearing internet history,defragging,junking old files etc and running full scans using the free application tools provided:
    For instance,I have these 3 on my PC;
    Avast! boot time scan followed by Avast! full scan
    MBAM full scan
    SUPERAntiSpyWare full scan.
    I am happy to report all results showed NO threats in any shape or form:) after a recent problem I had with a Trojan agent called Gen-Nullo.
    This got me wondering,is there a program/ application or a tool that deliberately infects your system so you,as the end user and diligent up-dater of all things Security related,can actually TEST your Security suite?
    Any thoughts or ideas?
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    I wouldn't recommend that, at all. Antivirus isn't 100%.
  3. Hetfield

    Hetfield TS Rookie

    Gen-Nullo.. Possible. There are hundreds of online scanners that show fake warning to lure users into installation. Use trusted programs like AVG and AVAST. If AVAST hasnt shown any threats, you probably need to stop worrying about your computer security.

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