Verify if your desktop security software

Is connected to a cloud-based lookup system

To verify if your desktop security software is connected to a cloud-based lookup system, you will be downloading the CloudCar test file. Much like the EICAR test file used in many of the other AMTSO SFC tools, the CloudCar test file is a harmless file which should be detected and alerted on by most anti-malware products. Detection of the CloudCar test file should only occur when the file is queried in a cloud-based reputation system, and it should not be flagged by local detection databases or other non-cloud-based methods of detection.

This file is NOT malicious, but by an industry-wide agreement this file is detected as being malicious when cloud-based systems are enabled, so that people may verify that their anti-malware product’s cloud detection capability is correctly configured and properly functioning.

If you are able to download this file successfully, your anti-malware product is NOT configured correctly to use cloud-based resources, or DOES NOT conform to industry best practice.

Not sure if your product should support this feature?

Please contact your vendor’s support department for instructions explaining how to enable the feature in your product.

Verify if your desktop security software

The AMTSO Security Features Check Tools are hosted in association with EICAR.