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Windows 7: Test your anti-malware/anti-virus protection with EICAR

View Poll Results: Is your software picking up the test file?
Yes, It was detected. My software stopped it in it's tracks. 69 95.83%
Yes, It was detected, but I had to scan the file. 1 1.39%
No detection. 0 0%
I have no clue what I am doing.... 2 2.78%
Voters: 72. You may not vote on this poll

11 Nov 2009   #11
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kosmo View Post
As many of you know(quite a few don't) what EICAR is, this is a open poll to see what programs pick it up and what programs fail the basic tests.

I am conducting this poll because A-Squared failed to see this on a scan, but MSE picked it up before it could be downloaded.


So after you take the poll, Post what you used to test it with and results.

WIKI: EICAR test file - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(links to test file) EICAR: eicar | THE ANTI-VIRUS OR ANTI-MALWARE TEST FILE
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kosmo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
I guess in Kismo's case, a squared didnt detect it because he was also running MSE.
BTW, here's the virustotal link which says a squared will detect this file.
Virustotal. MD5: 44d88612fea8a8f36de82e1278abb02f EICAR Test String Virus.Eicar-Test-Signature EICAR_Test_File
I disabled MSE from booting on startup and tested this. So I wonder whats up hmm...


Probably the reason why a squared is not picking it up while downloading for you.


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11 Nov 2009   #12
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kosmo View Post
As many of you know(quite a few don't) what EICAR is, this is a open poll to see what programs pick it up and what programs fail the basic tests.

I am conducting this poll because A-Squared failed to see this on a scan, but MSE picked it up before it could be downloaded.


So after you take the poll, Post what you used to test it with and results.

WIKI: EICAR test file - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(links to test file) EICAR: eicar | THE ANTI-VIRUS OR ANTI-MALWARE TEST FILE
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kosmo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
I guess in Kismo's case, a squared didnt detect it because he was also running MSE.
BTW, here's the virustotal link which says a squared will detect this file.
Virustotal. MD5: 44d88612fea8a8f36de82e1278abb02f EICAR Test String Virus.Eicar-Test-Signature EICAR_Test_File
I disabled MSE from booting on startup and tested this. So I wonder whats up hmm...


Probably the reason why a squared is not picking it up while downloading for you.


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Thats one reason and also because MSE had already detected EICAR test file on his pc.
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11 Nov 2009   #13
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Panda Cloud Antivirus picks it up.

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11 Nov 2009   #14
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

THANKS Airbot, mystery solved...

i was starting to wonder what was going on, you saved me from wasting a lot of time testing a2 tomorrow.
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11 Nov 2009   #15
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No problem. A squared does detect the eicar, as seen with a scan from the right click context menu of the eicar zip. Just not picking it up during download on my x64 system.

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11 Nov 2009   #16
Creer

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Eicar test is a very old well known test and almost all AV vendors had time to add this test samples to their AV databases of signatures - thats why you have so good scores
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11 Nov 2009   #17
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I downloaded 3 files:

eicar.com: AVG Free detected one threat; malware bytes detected 1 threat

eicar_com.zip: AVG Free detected two threats; malware bytes detected nothing

eicarcom2.zip: AVG Free detected three threats; malware bytes detected nothing.

I had to manually choose to scan these files to get a result---I wasn't prevented from downloading or saving them.
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11 Nov 2009   #18
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Interesting.

Avast detects it during the download and before, but only in Firefox, which is set as my default browser. It doesn't detect it with IE8, even if setting IE8 to default.

Malwarebytes pro doesn't detect any of them for me. This is with a x64 system.
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11 Nov 2009   #19
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Creer View Post
Eicar test is a very old well known test and almost all AV vendors had time to add this test samples to their AV databases of signatures - thats why you have so good scores
Well said.

This is a well known test "virus" that everybody should catch. The MSE reaction was interesting in that it caught it as it started the download process (for me). Some others have posted that it saw what it was even earlier.

Bottom line: I would be concerned if my antivirus/antimalware DIDN'T catch these test files right off the bat.
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11 Nov 2009   #20
Kipper

 

For me MSE caught it immediately, not allowing the files to be saved period.
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