Test Your Anti-Virus Program

Do have an anti-virus program. How can you test that it works?

This is a good question and it is wise to familiarize yourself with how your anti-virus software behaves when it detects a virus, before it really happens. One quick way to do this is to use the EICAR Anti-Virus Test File. This is a test file that will cause no damage to your system and still allow you to test if anti-virus tool is awake.

Here are some steps:

1. Open a text editor (e.g. Notepad)

2. Enter the following text in it:



(Without The Quotes)

3. Save the file as EICAR.COM on your desktop.

4. Open DOS and try to execute this .COM file (or simply double-click the file on Desktop)

If your anti-virus software is working properly, it will warn you that a virus has been detected when you attempt to run the .COM file.

To be double-sure, zip this file, and then try double-clicking on the ZIP file to see if your AV tool recognizes viruses inside ZIP files. You can also send this file to yourself as an attachment, just to verify if your AV tool has command of email cleanliness.

Thank You.

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Real-life Superheroes: #10 (The Incredible Brain)


Daniel Paul Tammet is a British high-functioning autistic savant gifted with a facility for mathematical calculations, sequence memory, and natural language learning. He was born with congenital childhood epilepsy. Experiencing numbers as colors or sensations is a well-documented form of synesthesia, but the detail and specificity of Tammet’s mental imagery of numbers is unique. In his mind, he says, each number up to 10,000 has its own unique shape and feel, that he can “see” results of calculations as landscapes, and that he can “sense” whether a number is prime or composite. He has described his visual image of 289 as particularly ugly, 333 as particularly attractive, and pi as beautiful. Tammet not only verbally describes these visions, but also creates artwork, particularly watercolor paintings, such as his painting of Pi.Tammet holds the European record for memorising and recounting pi to 22,514 digits in just over five hours. He also speaks a variety of languages including English, French, Finnish, German, Spanish, Lithuanian, Romanian, Estonian, Icelandic, Welsh and Esperanto. He particularly likes Estonian, because it is rich in vowels. Tammet is creating a new language called Mänti. Tammet is capable of learning new languages very quickly. To prove this for the Channel Five documentary, Tammet was challenged to learn Icelandic in one week. Seven days later he appeared on Icelandic television conversing in Icelandic, with his Icelandic language instructor saying it was “not human.”

Lock A Folder Without using any Software

This trick has only been tested in Windows XP.

Suppose you want to lock the folder virus in D: which has the path D:\virus

In the same drive create a text file and type:

“ren virus virus.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” (Without the quotes)

Now save the text file as lock.bat 

Create another text file and type in it:

 “ren virus.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} virus” (Without the quotes)

 Now save the text file as key.bat

Now you can see 2 .bat files. Lock.bat and key.bat Press lock and the folder “virus” will change to control panel and you won’t be able to view its contents. Press key and you will get back your original folder.

Enjoy… Thank You.

Real-life Superheroes: #9 (The Boy with Sonar Vision)


Ben Underwoodtaught is blind, both of his eyes were removed (cancer) when he was 3. Yet, he plays basketball, rides on a bicycle, and lives a quite normal life. He has teached himself to use echo location to navigate around the world. With no guide-dogs, he doesn’t even need hands: he uses sound. Ben makes a short click sound that bounces back from objects. Amazingly, his ears pick up the ecos to let him know where the objects are. He’s the only person in the world who sees using nothing but eco location, like a sonar or a dolphin.


The man who can hack anything.

These are the best hacks that he did.

-1-Playing a joke on his colleague at work:[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra51416BYsc]

-2-Opening a bridge with his PDA:


-3-A TV program hacked:


-4-Sending a message to all the women in a bar :


Here is his youtube channel where you could check all of his videos : CLICK HERE.