Verify if your desktop security software

Detects compressed malware

When you click on any of the buttons below, your system will attempt to download a copy the EICAR test file compressed using the compression method selected. Using these files you can verify that your product supports the chosen compression formats, and that your product’s settings to detect these formats are configured correctly.

These files are NOT actually malicious. By industry-wide agreement, the EICAR test file is detected as malicious by mainstream products with antivirus functionality so that people can verify that their anti-malware product’s detection capability is configured correct.

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If you are able to download the compressed EICAR test file successfully, your anti-malware solution is NOT configured correctly, DOES NOT support handling of the selected compression method, or DOES NOT conform with 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.