Anti-Virus Test

Test your anti-virus software. A good anti-virus will be able to detect each of the files below.

WINGU TECHNOLOGY and EICAR can not be held responsible if using these test files causes damage to your computers or devices. The files themselves DO NOT contain any harmful programming. The information contained in the files are used to trigger your anti-virus program for testing purposes only. YOU DOWNLOAD THESE FILES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Download these files only if you are sufficiently secure in the usage of your AV scanner. The test files will be treated like real virus files.

Virus Test Files

eicar.com

68 bytes.

Contains the ASCII test string.

eicar.com.txt

68 bytes.

Copy of first file with a different filename.

eicar_com.zip

184 bytes.

Contains the test file inside a zip archive.

eicarcom2.zip

308 bytes.

A zip archive containing the third file.

EICAR would like to inspire information exchange on a global basis as well as synergy building to enhance computer-, network- and telecommunication-security. The members are all key players in the focused topic. The goal is to develop best practice scenarios and guidelines with the efforts of a bundled Know-how-pool. EICAR is supporting all kinds of initiatives in terms of technical solutions or preventive measures against writing and proliferation of malicious code like computer viruses or Trojan Horses, and against computer crime, fraud and the misuse of computers or networks, inclusive malicious ex-ploitation of personal data. The institute is dealing with all kind of technical, organisational, legal and psychological aspects in the context of IT-Security. EICAR is bundling expert know-how from leading scientists and academics as well as recognized researchers, official institutions and global players of the industry.

Please visit EICAR for more information.