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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 an acronym for the European Institute of Computer Anti-virus Research.
This file is not a virus. When executed, EICAR.COM will display the text:
We do not include the EICAR test file with the package to avoid alarming anyone running F-PROT Antivirus (or any other scanner).
For information on how to create the EICAR test file, please browse EICAR's official webpage.