Email virus test

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Franklin, May 24, 2005.

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  1. Franklin

    Franklin Registered Member

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    This may have been posted before,but some may have missed it.Nod 32 beta got most in realtime,then some more when executed.

    Test your email account's anti-virus protection by sending a harmless "EICAR" virus attachment to your mail server. The EICAR test virus is completely safe and contains no viral code.

    http://www.webmail.us/testvirus
     
  2. tsehov

    tsehov Registered Member

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    I made the test and sent all those 26 test mails to myself: I was very satisfied to notice that my AV program F-Prot for Win 3.16b noticed them all right after they dropped to my inbox. I did not even have to click them to open messages.
     
  3. Ned Slider

    Ned Slider Registered Member

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    My ISP blocked all but #24 and #25 which don't actually contain the test virus. Very efficient :)

    My free backup e-mail from a different ISP let the lot through. Linux then asked me what application I'd like to open eicar.com with when I tried to manually run it :D

    Ned
     
  4. Franklin

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    Do you have to pay extra for this virus protection from your ISP?
     
  5. Ned Slider

    Ned Slider Registered Member

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    No - it's an option I can enable/disable when I log in to the web interface in the members area for my ISP (sort of an account control panel). It enables anti-spam and anti-virus checking and can be set for each e-mail address provided by them (I'm allowed 20 in total). They obviously have AV software running on their e-mail servers.

    Not every ISP has these types of services though. My old dialup ISP never had anything like that. I've noticed before that some ISP's give you a lot more for your money than others. Personally, I would of thought that every ISP should be running antispam and antivirus software on their servers (especially e-mail servers), but they don't.

    Ned
     
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