What exactly does the eicar test virus do if allowed to run?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Monkey_Feces, Apr 11, 2007.

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  1. Monkey_Feces

    Monkey_Feces Registered Member

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    I have an expired version of prevx1. I opened an unzipped Eicar file, hoping that Prevx1's detection features would still stop the file from executing. It didn't. When I opened it, a DOS window opened, flashed, and I saw nothing in it. Is my system compromised now?
     
  2. IBK

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    no. it does only display a string, nothing more.
     
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