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Summary
Product: F-PROT Antivirus for Windows
Version: 6

Testing version 6 of F-PROT Antivirus with the EICAR test file

The correct operation of F-PROT Antivirus can be tested with a special test file known as EICAR Standard Anti-virus Test file. Naturally, the European Institute of Computer Anti-virus Research (EICAR) is a simple file which behaves exactly like a virus but when executed, EICAR.COM will display the text 'EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE' and exit.

We do not include the EICAR test file with the package to avoid alarming anyone running F-PROT Antivirus on the package.

Testing F-PROT Antivirus automatic scanners:

  1. Run Notepad.
  2. Write the following single line in the document. We recommend using "Copy and Paste" method.
  3. X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

  4. Save the file and name it EICAR.COM on your Desktop.
  5. Open the file. F-PROT Antivirus will automatically disinfect the file.

If the test is successful then F-PROT Antivirus is working properly and you should receive a screen output similar to this one:

Testing F-PROT Antivirus manual scanning:
  1. Disable the automatic file system protection.
  2. Run Notepad.
  3. Write the following single line in the document. We recommend using "Copy and Paste" method.
  4. X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

  5. Save the file and name it EICAR.COM on your Desktop.
  6. Right-click the EICAR.COM file and select "Scan with F-PROT Antivirus". F-PROT Antivirus will automatically disinfect the file.
  7. Remember to enable the automatic file system protection when you have finished testing!

If the test is successful then, F-PROT Antivirus will display that EICAR test file is disinfected, which means F-PROT Antivirus is working properly.


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