EICAR Virus test file is still executable!
- First I was testing the operation of the SEP (trial edition) by attempting to download the EICAR test file
- I managed to copy the contents of the file and paste it into a file which I called ABC with .exe extension
- I opened the abc.exe file in a command prompt and SEP did not even notice that! The result is as shown below:
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop>abc
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My concern is that it could be very easy for some malware to circumvent the protection mechanism of SEP
Message Edited by Raed Al-Jarrah on 01-24-2008 03:51 AM