AntiVirus Test files

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EICAR Test File

This is ONLY A TEST FILE. But please use it at your own risk.

 Download:

 Download eicar.com

This is a 70-byte file which, if executed, simply displays the message:

 

    EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!

    This is a 186-byte WinZip file containing one file (eicar.com above), which will test whether your anti-virus software detects the test virus in a zipped file.

     Download eicar2.zip

    This is a 252-byte WinZip file containing one file (eicar.zip above), which will test whether your anti-virus software detects the test virus in a double-zipped file.

     Remember, the EICAR test virus is not really a virus. It cannot do any harm to your system, even if your software does not detect it. But still use it at your own risk.

     

    Source: Rex Swain's website