Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
You can verify that antivirus works properly with the help of a special test file, known as EICAR Standard Anti-virus Test file.
(EICAR stands for the European Institute of Computer Anti-virus Research). This is a dummy file, which is also detected by other anti-virus products.
No need to worry, because this file is not a real virus. All that EICAR.COM does when executed is to display the text 'EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE' and exit.
However, the file can be created using any text editor, provided the file is saved in standard MS-DOS ASCII format and is 68 bytes long. It might also be 70 bytes if the editor puts a CR/LF at the end. The file must contain the following single line:
Save the file to any name with COM extension, for example EICAR.COM. >From now on, you can use this file to see what happens when antivirus detects a real virus.
Testing Antispam ---------------------------- Verify if antispam is working with the GTUBE test. The test consists in entering the: "XJS*C4JDBQADN1.NSBN3*2IDNEN*GTUBE-STANDARD-ANTI-UBE-TEST-EMAIL*C.34X" line in the body of an e-mail.
antispam must tag as spam any message that contains this string.
The string must be reproduced on a single line.
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