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stevlo

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I was wondering if there is a website you can go to,to download a non malicious virus to see if your antivirus software is working?Im having some doubts with mine,and i dont like when i have doubts. <_< Thanks!
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HERE YOU GO

This is an Anti-virus check. It isn't really a virus, but it tells your anti-virus that it is. I have AVG, and all I had to do was click the link, and it said I had a virus. Good Ol' AVG! If your anti-virus doesn't tell you right away, I would recommend saving to the desktop. Then after your done, just delete the "Eicar" program in "Add/Remove Programs" and the desktop icon (You don't have to delete your temporary internet files that way). Please post the results. <_<

Here is some information on the file:
http://www.grisoft.c...lng=us&type=web

Edited by nathanhuth, 20 January 2004 - 08:56 PM.

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:D THanks for the advice.I tried it out, <_< :D and my antivirus caught it very quickly.But i have a whole heck of new problems im gonna post in diffrenet areas.
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Hi

I recommend any one that uses the virus checker eicar be very careful.
My reason for this is what they posted at the end of the page. and for the virus that is to look like the eicar tester.
There post at end of page:
Important note: cannot be held responsible when these files or your AV scanner in combination with these files cause any damage to your computer. You download these files at your own risk. Download these files only if you are sufficiently secure in the usage of your AV scanner. cannot and will not provide any help to get rid of these files from your computer. Please contact the manufacturer/vendor of your AV scanner to provide such help.

Link to page on virus look alike:
Click Here
The link that nathanhuth posted is a valid test file link.
The best way to make sure you do not get a virus is to keep you antivirus program up to date.
Do not open any e-mails from people you do not know.
Watch what files your downloading.
<_<

I have edit this post due to the way it was worded Sorry All.

Edited by tazz1964, 21 January 2004 - 03:31 PM.

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I am wondering how you got rid of eicar. How'd you do it? Thanks.

Edited by nathanhuth, 20 January 2004 - 08:50 PM.

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Im not 100% sure if it worked,but my antivirus caught the file when i downloaded eicar,and i followed the footsteps of were it was downloaded to, and i performed a regedit search,and also a file and folder search which came up clean and then i ran a system file shredder clean.I then ran a system search and i could not find eicar anywere im my system.
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(tazz1964 @ Jan 20 2004, 07:20 PM)

I do not recommend any one to use this virus checker. My reason for this is what they posted at the end of the page.

I don't have any problem with the antivirus test links links provided by nathanhuth. If I thought they posed a real danger I would have edited them out of his post. I check them and it's a legitimate virus test.

I also understand Tazz's concerns, but IMO it's just standard legal mumbo jumbo. Can't be too careful these days (just look at the terms of use for this site <_< ).
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