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Windows 7: Test your Anti Virus

02 Apr 2010   #1
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 
Test your Anti Virus

This is a fun little test of your AV software.

Copy and paste the following into Notepad

X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

Save the file and your Anti Virus is doing it's job, you'll see the result.

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This is completely harmless. If your anti virus doesn't detect and remove or quarantine the file, you can simply delete it without any repercussions what-so-ever. You should also definately get a new anti virus program


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02 Apr 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Lol...Avast 5 picked it up straight away!
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02 Apr 2010   #3
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

MSE picked it up too (:
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02 Apr 2010   #4
thathagat

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit,Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit,Windows XP sp3 home
 
 

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02 Apr 2010   #5
Mitch656

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

My Avast 5 dident pick it up D: i put it in notepad and save it as random
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02 Apr 2010   #6
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
My Avast 5 dident pick it up D: i put it in notepad and save it as random
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02 Apr 2010   #7
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Of course, NIS2010 blocked it ;)


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02 Apr 2010   #8
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

KIS2010 got it:


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02 Apr 2010   #9
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
My Avast 5 dident pick it up D: i put it in notepad and save it as random
Did you double-click/open the file?
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02 Apr 2010   #10
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mitch656 View Post
My Avast 5 dident pick it up D: i put it in notepad and save it as random
Did you double-click/open the file?
He shouldn't have to. As soon as he clicks "Save" it should be detected
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