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Eicar Test String

Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:15:18 PM
Type:
Virus

The Eicar Test String is not a real virus. It is a text file that is used to test antivirus software. By default, the file name is Eicar.com, but it could be renamed to any other name.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 16, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 14, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 16, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 15, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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