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

Testing F-PROT Antivirus Command-Line Scanner 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.

  1. Run a text editor such as Notepad.
  2. Write or copy and paste the following in single line:
  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".
  5. Go to the command prompt and locate where the program is installed. Then, at the command prompt type:
  6. fpscan /disinfect C:\

    This command will scan the drive and performs automatic disinfection. Please refer to the scanning, disinfection and additional disinfection options.

    If the test is successful then F-PROT Antivirus Command-Line Scanner is working properly.

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