What is an EICAR virus test file?
- September 9, 2016
- BitMedic AntiVirus
See Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EICAR_test_file
This test file is harmless and not a virus. Use it to test the integrity of AntiVirus apps. If the app can’t detect this simple file, then it is probably not an accurate AntiVirus app. Unfortunately there are a lot of apps out there that claim to be “AntiVirus” apps, but many fail to detect even the most basic files.