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Testing F-PROT Antivirus with Eicar
3.1 Testing F-PROT Antivirus with Eicar
 

The correct operation of F-PROT Antivirus can be tested with a special test file. This is a dummy file which is detected by F-PROT Antivirus exactly like if it were a virus.

This file is known as EICAR Standard Anti-virus Test file, and it is also detected by several other anti-virus products in a similar manner. EICAR is the European Institute of Computer Anti-virus Research.

Naturally, the file is not a virus.

When executed, EICAR.COM will display the text:

'EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE'

We do not include the EICAR test file with the package to avoid alarming anyone running F-PROT Antivirus (or any other scanner), but to create the EICAR test file, use any text editor to create a file. For information on how to create the EICAR test file, please browse EICAR's official webpage.

You should receive a similar screen output as this one when testing F-PROT Antivirus with the EICAR test file:

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