If you click on any of the links below to the compressed EICAR ‘test’ files, your system will attempt to download the EICAR ’test’ file compressed by the method mentioned. These files are NOT actually malicious. The EICAR test-file is by industry-wide agreement detected as malicious by mainstream products with antivirus functionality so that people can verify that their Anti-Malware product’s detection capability is configured correctly.

You can verify that your product indeed supports the compressed formats and if your settings in the products to detect these are configured correctly.

For information on the correct use of the EICAR ’test’ file, please visit EICAR’s webpage

If you are able to download the compressed EICAR-Testfile successfully, your Anti-Malware solution is NOT configured correctly or does not conform with industry best practice.

If your vendor’s name appears below, your Anti-Malware product does support this Feature Settings Check page. If your system nevertheless failed the test, click on the name of the vendor for instructions explaining how to enable the feature in your product. If your vendor does not have a logo below or no hyperlink is present, please contact your vendor’s support department.