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PoundLLC - Eicar - Virus Test File

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Download a virus test file

Eicar - Intended Use


Eicar - Anti-Malware Testfile

At Eicar you can download a test file that consist of a harmless string of code that should trigger your anti-virus program. It's a good way to know if your anti-virus program is actually working and scanning in real-time. Although new viruses pop-up every day, you'll need to keep your anti-virus program update with the latest definitions.

MSE catching the Eicar file as it's being downloaded.

MSE's qaurantined items showing the Eicar virus.