If you click on the link below to the EICAR ‘test’ file, your system will attempt to download the EICAR ’test’ file. This file is NOT actually malicious, but by industry-wide agreement this 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 correctly.

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

Download the EICAR.COM Testfile

If you are able to download this 68 byte file 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.


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