Test your Antivirus with EICAR file

October 19th, 2007   •   No Comments   

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 EICAR Antivirus Testing Standard
(E
uropean Institute for Computer Antivirus Research)

To Test Just Copy & Paste the following line in Notepad n save it as EICAR.COM

X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

When done, the resulting file will have either 68 or 70 bytes.
When u scans this file with any anti virus, it will report finding EICAR Test-¬NOT virus!!.
It is really very important to know that this is not a Virus n will not infect your Computer anyway, actually The Eicar Standard AntiVirus Test File is a combined effort by antivirus vendors throughout the world and EICAR organisation to come up with one standard by which customers can verify their antivirus installations

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