As soon as this page is accessed by a browser, a simulated “drive-by download” is initiated. The downloaded file is NOT malicious, but by an industry-wide agreement this file is detected as if it were malicious by mainstream products with antivirus functionality as malicious 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…
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 or no hyperlink is present, please contact your vendor’s support department.