This test will verify if your antivirus is capable of detecting viruses when you download directly from the Internet. It also tests the ability of your antivirus to detect viruses that arrive in floppy disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, etc.
How does it work?
Once you click on "Test now", the download of the EICAR file will begin.
Even though this file is harmless, your antivirus should detect it immediately as if it were detecting a virus and stop it from being stored on your computer.
For more information on this file and EICAR click here.