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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

12 Nov 2009   #21
Flik

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Nod32 AV on 64 bit...connection terminated and files quarantined as soon as I clicked on any of the links. No chance to save.


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12 Nov 2009   #22
frontech

 

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
From my personal experience learned it that every known anti-virus program can pass this test, because it is a standard for testing anti-virus programs. An alternative is PC Security Test from PC SECURITY TEST 2007 - antivirus / antispyware / antihacking that checks computer security against viruses, spyware and hackers.
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12 Nov 2009   #23
hackerman1

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
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.
most A/Vīs has a selectable option to "scan inside zip-files" & some also an option to select how "deep" (levels down) it should scan.

anyway, itīs not really important if a zip-file can be saved or not, since it canīt do anything harmful until you extract the content.
even an exe-file canīt do anything before you run it.
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13 Nov 2009   #24
WiFi Ed

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64
 
 

NOD32 V4.0.467.0 caught them all


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13 Nov 2009   #25
Avast

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

The new Avast beta wont even let your browser load the webpage and the download is cancelled. BTW, this is a useless test.

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13 Nov 2009   #26
fillup

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I didn't even get to chance to click on SAVE before Avira AntiVir Premium stopped me.

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And then it displayed this message:

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14 Nov 2009   #27
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

my BD AV 2010 caught as soon as I clicked most files on standard protocol http, wouldn't let me open tha pages, on SSL it let me get to the save dialg. bt either wouldn't let me save the files or wouldn't let me open them.
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14 Nov 2009   #28
djmorgan

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

MSE caught that and the package from PC security test.
I was an avid Eset fan until I loaded win 7, ESS stopped my fingerprint reader, wouldn't let me Homegroup and made 7 slow.
Since removing it and installing MSE for free I feel liberted, I don't P2P or go to many dodgy sites and what I saw with these test is that MSE is as good as many, maybe not the top of the tree, but the price is right and it updates itself and is virtually transparent on my machine, I'd recommend it to anybody

David
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14 Nov 2009   #29
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by frontech View Post
From my personal experience learned it that every known anti-virus program can pass this test, because it is a standard for testing anti-virus programs. An alternative is PC Security Test from PC SECURITY TEST 2007 - antivirus / antispyware / antihacking that checks computer security against viruses, spyware and hackers.
As soon as I tried running the setup.exe file downloaded from this site, Prevx stopped it in it's tracks. Couldn't even start the test.
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15 Nov 2009   #30
BugOutMachine

Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
 
 
NIS 2010 Prevented Downloading

Norton Internet Security 2010 would not allow me to even download this file. I was unable to even save it to my system, let alone click any Setup files.
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