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  • If you give a new antivirus app after reading through some of your other options, you may want to check out the harmless EICAR virus test to see what your new antivirus tool looks like when it catches a new virus.

    Five Best Antivirus Applications | Lifehacker Australia

  • Rafael Rivera suggested that it was not even particularly thorough in the scanning it did perform: it checked the names of the files it scanned and if they matched the string "eicar" or "עברית" it flagged them as "suspicious". "eicar" is a reference to the EICAR file used to test anti-virus software.

    Ars Technica

  • Even rogues AV's are passing this EICAR test also ...

    Wilders Security Forums

  • Srinath, who has completed his post-graduation in direction and screenplay writing at SRFTI, will do a 12-month course in cinematography at EICAR in Paris.

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage

  • The first way to test is to download the file from EICAR: www. You can either download the normal file or the archived file. - Articles related to UK police asks Internet cafes to monitor customers

  • The trick that the EICAR anti-virus test file uses to avoid the bug is to place the modified bytes beyond the end of the queue, and to use a branch instruction to reach it.

    TechNet Blogs

  • The EICAR anti-virus test file was designed to be short (it's only 68 bytes of code / text).

    TechNet Blogs

  • The EICAR anti-virus test file is so much more than just executable ASCII, and SPTH's virus is so ... not that.

    TechNet Blogs

  • I place a EICAR virus signature file into the share (or modify an existing dummy file with the EICAR signature) 2.


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    "European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research"

    mostly known for the EICAR test file to verify an antivirus program is running.

    April 10, 2015