EICAR Test File Test!! Is Your Antivirus Web Protection Any Good??

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  1. ultragunnerdcl

    ultragunnerdcl Registered Member

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    Test your Anti-Virus web protection by trying to download the following files:D .

    Eicar file= is a standardized test file for signature based virus detection software. This file can be used to verify the correct operation of antivirus software
    See below for more details.
    http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm

    All files are NOT viruses, but they appear to be viruses, therefore your Anti-Virus should stop the downloads.

    If you can download any of these files, then your Anti-Virus is NOT effective! Just delete any file downloaded and empty Recycle Bin.

    http://www.eicar.org/download/eicar.com =Test 1

    http://www.eicar.org/download/eicar.com.txt =Test 2

    http://www.eicar.org/download/eicar_com.zip = Test 3

    http://www.eicar.org/download/eicarcom2.zip = Test 4

    Your Antivirus should pass all these test in order to be totally effective!!!:thumb:

    Note:
    REALTIME PROTECTION & ON DEMAND SCANNING ARE TOO DIFFERENT THINGS, THE ANTIVIRUS YOU HAVE MAY HAVE GREAT DETECTION RATES BUT ITS REALTIME PROTECTION MAY BE LACKING

    ALL ANTIVIRUS SHOULD BE SET AT MAX SETTINGS FOR THIS TEST TO COMPLETE.
    It Should be set to scan all archives at maximum settings
    Note:
    Disable any download manager!
     
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  2. fce

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    Re: EICAR TEST FILE TEST!! IS YOUR ANTIVIRUS WEB PROTECTION ANY GOOD??

    i hear 4 pigs sound ;)
     

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  3. FRug

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    Why oh why does that rubbish "test" raise it's ugly head again and again and again.... someone else please explain, i already did at least 10 times why it doesn't make any sense....
     
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    If the realtime detection fails to detect the standard EICAR string inside the ZIP files then there is no need to worry. Please do not make people panic. The realtime scanner should pick it up as soon as the ZIP file is unzipped.
     
  5. ultragunnerdcl

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    If it says Virus, it is a fake file. Eicar files are harmless see official website for explanation.
     
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    Oh my gosh! Why are you posting this now the eicar test file is from 1997 - 10 years old. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    Re: EICAR TEST FILE TEST!! IS YOUR ANTIVIRUS WEB PROTECTION ANY GOOD??

    Like these tests
    Nod32 blocked all.
    AVIRA let the text test through and allowed the Zip files to be saved and extracted before saving - just like Kapersky
     
  8. ultragunnerdcl

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    Kaspersky settings must be set at max settings & to scan all archives.:D Kaspersky passed in my computer!!
     
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    change your Kasp Web AV to max. then try again.
     
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    Avira doesn't alert on the text one. I just get the string ...as text in a new tab. Ho, hum...Proxo is protecting me. Avira doesn't get a chance on that one. :D
     
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    KIS7 stopped all at recommended settings! ESS allows zip file to be downloaded but alerts you when you try to extract.
     
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    With the four test , when I click OK, a download prompt comes for test 1 ,3 ,4 but saving is not possible because there is no file to download :) With test 2, I get the X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H* display.
     

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  13. ultragunnerdcl

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    Good, my Nod32 v3.0.566.0 passed all 4 tests. Web protection at max settings.
    Test1 = passed
    Test2 = passed
    Test3 = passed
    Test4 = passed
    It passed only 1 test in default settings, failed 3 in default settings

    Awesome, my KIS v 7.0.125.0 passed all 4 tests at only recommended or default settings(Web Antivirus)

    Test1 = passed
    Test2 = passed
    Test3 = passed
    Test4 = passed

    By the way anybody tested this against nod32 v.2.7?
    If nod32 v2.7 failed these tests, it could mean that version 3.0.566.0 is better than it.!!!!!
     
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  14. ultragunnerdcl

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    Damn it,
    My Avira Premium Trial only passed one test at web guard at max settings(scan archives enabled) (Scan all files)

    Test 1= Passed
    Test 2=Failed
    Test 3= Failed
    Test 4= Failed

    Guess Avira Web Antivirus is lacking!!!
     
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    Its just to test if your AV is working at all.
     
  16. ultragunnerdcl

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    You must understand that realtime protection consist of file & web antivirus, It is common to all antivirus so even if its file antivirus is good, it really also means the ff:
    It also proves one thing its web antivirus is lacking & inefficient even if its file antivirus detects it after extraction.

    Here: Differences
    Web Antivirus=Online Scanning
    File Antivirus=Offline Scanning
     
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  17. yeow

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    Avira premium does NOT have "web guard", no??

    Anyway, i think eicar test is just a check on your realtime (e.g. if u're unsure if it's on or off), and a check on your settings (at WHICH point is eicar detected). Dun be so excited over it.
     
  18. De Hollander

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    Btw, the results I reported where with the personal edtion premium, not the suite.
     
  19. ultragunnerdcl

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    Actually it has a web antivirus by the way, Im using Avira premium by the way.
    By the way, I max out Avira settings for the text, see above, the others also say it failed the test.:'(
     
  20. yeow

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    Yes, I believe u enabled "Scan archive" for guard, while ultragunnerdcl did not.
     
  21. ultragunnerdcl

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    Actually telling the truth I did enable scanning the archive & scan all files option. Like I said maximum settings.:D
     
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    Bitdefender Antivirus 2008 :D

    Also did great:thumb:

    Test1=passed
    Test2=passed
    Test3=passed
    Test4=passed
    At only default settings same as Kaspersky!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
     
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    I'm giving BitDefender IS 2008 a test run, and it blocked all four Eicar files when I go to the site using IE 7. With Firefox, which is my default browser, there is no warning when I click on eicar.txt file test. This happens with all AVs I've tried when I go to the Eicar site using Firefox. Must be something to do with Firefox.
     
  25. ultragunnerdcl

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    Actually when I was using Opera & IE, It block it, But firefox, it didnt, that is kind of strangeo_O
     
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