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    How good is your antivirus?

    Here's a quick test to see how good your antivirus software is. Don't worry, this won't cause any damage to your PC, because theres no real payload. (Disclaimer: But if it does it's not my fault, seriously I know 100s of peeps who have tried it with no problems).

    All you have to do is past this line into a .txt file and try to save it:

    [email protected][4PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

    This should make your antivirus kick in and get rid of it.

    23 Comments

    Errrrrr, no thanks.
    The fact that I don't have any viruses speaks for itself.

    Original Poster

    its a test m8 you dont get a virus form doin it

    pavilion

    Don't worry, this won't cause any damage to your PC, because theres no … Don't worry, this won't cause any damage to your PC, because theres no real payload. Disclaimer: But if it does it's not my fault



    Now there's a quote and a half. lol. :-D

    pavilion

    its a test m8 you dont get a virus form doin it

    Why test it when I know my anti-virus works?:?

    Original Poster

    cos 50% of anti-virus dont pick it m8 ..... lets hope they r people on here that no about pcs

    Banned

    it doesnt let me save lol. everytime i clcik save, nothing happens, but then when i clicked cancel, it cancelled

    Original Poster

    jr129389

    it doesnt let me save lol. everytime i clcik save, nothing happens, but … it doesnt let me save lol. everytime i clcik save, nothing happens, but then when i clicked cancel, it cancelled



    wen savin you mus name it E.g test

    jr129389

    it doesnt let me save lol. everytime i clcik save, nothing happens, but … it doesnt let me save lol. everytime i clcik save, nothing happens, but then when i clicked cancel, it cancelled



    What anti virus are you running, looks like it picked up the signature and will not let you save it.

    AVG picked it up!

    http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e90/birdyboyuk/test.jpg

    I just tried it and it let me save it. When I ran the virus checker on the text file though it picked it up. Is it bad that it didn't just kick in when I saved it?

    I created a new text file, pasted the jargon in, then save as, called it test, then clicked the close button then that window popped up from AVG

    Didn't happen with mine. At least it did flag it up when I ran the scanner on the file I suppose.

    Original Poster

    anastasia

    I just tried it and it let me save it. When I ran the virus checker on … I just tried it and it let me save it. When I ran the virus checker on the text file though it picked it up. Is it bad that it didn't just kick in when I saved it?



    yea a anti virus sould not let virus to saved on you pc ..... its to late wen its on init .

    wot anti virus you using ???

    Im usein nod32 :thumbsup:

    birdyboyuk

    I created a new text file, pasted the jargon in, then save as, called it … I created a new text file, pasted the jargon in, then save as, called it test, then clicked the close button



    did this on my pc too, i'm running KASPERSKY antivirus, picked it up straight away

    We're using avast. Perhaps we ought to look at getting some other anti virus software!

    mine wouldn't let me save it, i'm using norton antivirus 2002 and i havent updated my virus definitions for about 6 months cos it's ran out!

    Original Poster

    mightyreds

    mine wouldn't let me save it, i'm using norton antivirus 2002 and i … mine wouldn't let me save it, i'm using norton antivirus 2002 and i havent updated my virus definitions for about 6 months cos it's ran out!



    Dont save it as *.txt where its say file name just re name test ...

    no i mean when i tried to save it as a txt file the antivirus popped up

    AVG Free 7.5.472: EICAR_Test virus found.

    My norton spotted it

    F-secure picks it up.....

    my avg didnt do naff all

    I used Wordpad, Saved it as a text file, My anti-virus picked it up as :

    "EICAR_Test virus" Risk High
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