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Test your Anti Virus


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Poll: Test your Anti Virus (70 member(s) have cast votes)

Is Your Anti Virus Working 100%

  1. Yes (62 votes [89.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 89.86%

  2. No (7 votes [10.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.14%

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#1 Guest_Funnel Web_*

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:05 AM

A Trick To Check Ur Antivirus Is Working Properly
Open notepad
Copy this code in the text file....

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

without quotes

then save it with the name fakevirus.exe

If this file got deleted immediately ....that means your antivirus is working 100%

Just to say that mine zapped it straight away :thumbsup:

Edited by Funnel Web, 19 November 2009 - 08:06 AM.


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#2 Monty007

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 03:37 PM

Interesting but I would suspect that most programs would pick this up.
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#3 Junior2007

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:53 PM

No problem here, Avast snagged it right away.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 05:48 PM

More info: http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 11:47 PM

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 picked it as soon as name was entered.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 07:08 PM

One should be aware that you might not be allowed access to the file in order to delete it after it has been picked up by the AV.

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 01:28 PM

Avira caught it instantly.

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 10:52 AM

Thank you, Funnel Web. That was both fun and instructive.
To err is Human. To blame it on someone else is even more Human.

#9 ryan_bigl

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 10:59 PM

AVG isn't picking it up and Malwarebytes saw nothing wrong with it -_-

Iobit Security 360 and Windows Defender saw something wrong with it when I scanned it though

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 11:22 PM

Ryan, I don't know about AVG but Malwarebytes sees the Eicar test file as a waste of time to put it in their detection rules. They only focus on actual threats and the Eicar test files have been around so long that they know it isn't one. It is possible that any program that does not pick it up has also excluded it from their detection rules.

#11 MadDawg

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 12:35 AM

AVG picks it up immediately if I create it on the desktop. If I save it to a folder, I have to scan it manually open the folder.

Edited by MadDawg, 29 November 2009 - 12:37 AM.

A penguin broke my windows with a half-eaten apple!

#12 Keith1

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Posted 29 November 2009 - 03:19 PM

I saved it in a folder myself. AVG 9.0 and MalwareBytes didn't find it. I think stang777 gave the reason for that.

Interesting though - A-Squared found it. Just tossing this in for informational purposes.

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 08:44 PM

i saved it in 'my documents' and after closing notepad it was there...

as soon as i scrolled over it, AVG 8.5.436 popped up their 'threat warning' window...

i clicked remove or heal and it was gone...

does that mean MY avg is working?

EDITED:

i just tried it again, saving it to my desktop, and as soon as i minimized the other windows (to allow me to see the desktop) the AVG popped a threat window...

Edited by ltdave, 01 December 2009 - 08:54 PM.


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Posted 01 December 2009 - 08:49 PM

8.5.426 AVG did not find anything, allowed it to be put on desktop and executed..

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 04:03 AM

100% success :thumbsup:

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