Antivirus (AV) Testing

This section describes how to test antivirus (AV) software and certify it for use on Windows® as part of the Windows Certification Program. To begin the testing part of the certification process, you must install and run the Windows Hardware Certification Kit (Windows HCK), and then set up your test environment. For information about how to install and configure the Windows HCK, see Step 1: Install Controller and Studio on the test server.

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Antivirus Testing Prerequisites

This section provides information about test prerequisites and specific setup procedures that you must follow before you test your AV software.

Troubleshooting Antivirus Testing

This section provides overall AV test troubleshooting information.

Antivirus Tests

This section includes documentation for every AV test in the Windows HCK.

For test-specific prerequisites or troubleshooting details, review individual test topics.


For best practices for Windows HCK testing, and tips to avoid common failures, see Troubleshooting the Windows HCK Environment.

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