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Date discovered:13/12/2012
Type:Test file
In the wild:No
Reported Infections:Low
Distribution Potential:Low
Damage Potential:Low
Static file:Yes
File size:68 Bytes
MD5 checksum:44d88612fea8a8f36de82e1278abb02
VDF version:

 Important information It is not a virus, but a program designed to determine if antivirus products are installed properly. The name of this testing program is derived from an organization named EICAR, or European Institute for Computer Anti-Virus Research. You can find more information at their website

Please note that the EICAR test file may be larger than 68 bytes. However the correct size is 68 bytes and validity checks should only be performed with it.
 General Aliases:
   •  Symantec: EICAR Test String
   •  Mcafee: EICAR test file
   •  Kaspersky: EICAR-Test-File
   •  TrendMicro: Eicar_test_file
   •  F-Secure: EICAR-Test-File
   •  Sophos: EICAR-AV-Test
   •  Eset: EICAR_test_file
   •  Bitdefender: EICAR-Test-File
Description inserted by Oliver Auerbach on Tuesday, December 13, 2005

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