Testing email notification of threat

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by cthorpe, Jun 30, 2006.

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  1. cthorpe

    cthorpe Registered Member

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    Is there a way to test the email notification of a threat? I set it up with the correct mail servers and all, but I would like to make sure it works so that I can get notification if my wife's laptop detects an infection. I tried using an eicar test virus, and NOD detected it as a threat but no notification was sent.

    Thanks.

    C
     
  2. andrator

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    Eicar should work. I still have the message in my trash bin:

    NOD32: Virus Alert

    28-6-2006 14:27:04 - AMON - File system monitor Program Virus Alert triggered on XXXXX: C:\Documents and Settings\XXXXX\Desktop\eicar.com infected with Eicar test file.

    This was with NOD32 Enterprise. I don't know how to configure this on a single user license.
     
  3. Jaska

    Jaska Registered Member

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    You can test your email defences with Declude, which sends you different kind of threats, mostly eicar-test configured in various ways.
    http://www.declude.com/Articles.asp?ID=99

    I have used it many times and the service is safe to use (no spamming etc.).
     
  4. rothko

    rothko Registered Member

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    When you set up email notification it asks if you want to receive a test notification, and like andrator said the eicar test virus can also be used to test your notification settings. It sounds like something isn't set up right - you could double check with your ISP that the smtp server and username and password is correct?

    Lee
     
  5. cthorpe

    cthorpe Registered Member

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    That's really weird... when I set up the notifications the first time, it didn't ask to send the test message. I went back cleared them and reset them and it did ask to send the test. All is well now.

    Thanks!
     
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