EICAR Test for Reability of Anti-Virus E-Mail Protection

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The test is based on standard pattern known as "Eicar test virus Standard Anti-Virus Test File". It is safe to pass around, because it is not a virus, and does not include any fragments of viral code. Most products react to it as if it were a virus (though they typically report it with an obvious name, such as "EICAR-AV-Test"). The file is a legitimate DOS program, and produces sensible results when run (it prints the message "EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE"). It is also short and simple - in fact, it consists entirely of printable ASCII characters, so that it can easily be created with a regular text editor. Any anti-virus product which supports the test file should "detect" it in any file which starts with the following 68 characters:


To keep things simple, the file uses only upper case letters, digits and punctuation marks, and does not include spaces. The only thing to watch out for when typing in the test file is that the third character is the capital letter "O", not the digit zero.

You could easely test the protection of your e-mail system by requesting selected files containing Eicar test virus test strings. Just fill your name, your e-mail, select which files you want to receiv, and press Submit!

Your comments on this service are very welcome, write to Oleg Titov at info (arroba) aleph-tec (punto) com.

You may want to recommend this service to a friend.

Your name:
Your e-mail (make sure you have sufficient space in your mailbox, about 50 kb, and you haven't made a mistake typing your direction):

I would like to test my anti-virus protection with:

Clean notification e-mail (to confirm that all your test mails were send as your mail protection software should filter them out)

eicar.com (standard anti-virus test file, recomented for usual test of your e-mail anti-virus protection)

eicar.com.txt (same as eicar.com but with txt extention, so you could save this file for future use, probably it will not be detected by anti-virus)

eicar_com.zip (zip compressed eicar.com)

eicarcom2.zip (double zip compressed eicar.com)

eicarpasswd.zip (new! - zip compressed eicar.com with password)

eicarpasswdocr.zip (new! - zip compressed eicar.com with password in image file)

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