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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   #1

7 Ultimate 64x
 
 
Test your anti-malware/anti-virus protection with EICAR

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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EICAR_test_file
(links to test file) EICAR: http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm


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11 Nov 2009   #2

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

Microsoft Security Essentials caught and cleaned it as soom as I clicked on "save". Never had a chance.
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11 Nov 2009   #3

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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11 Nov 2009   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

With NIS, I couldnt even click save...
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11 Nov 2009   #5

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

hi !

Kosmo: "I am conducting this poll because A-Squared failed to see this on a scan"

a2 is perhaps intelligent enough to know it´s a testfile ?

if so, it doesn´t show a FP.
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11 Nov 2009   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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
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11 Nov 2009   #7

7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

Perhaps it won't show it as a FP, but at the same time we can see the sensitivity of such scanners with this simple poll.

To the novice user, you get away with FP without too many worries, but I think more advanced users want to see results and everything shown even as a FP(user decides what should be done to the file), I guess knowing it is actually picking up even the simplest of junk can make you feel more secure about what product you use.
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11 Nov 2009   #8

7 Ultimate 64x
 
 

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...
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11 Nov 2009   #9

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

remove mse from your system and you'll find a squared detecting the eicar file.
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11 Nov 2009   #10

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

hi !

Kosmo: "I disabled MSE from booting on startup"

exactly how did you do it ?
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