EICAR standard anti-virus test file
- an entry MS-DOS Application in the
menu of the Windows Explorer to create the
standard anti-virus test file;
- a bookmark
in the current user's
Favorites folder that contains a
anti-virus test file when opened in a current
anti-virus test file is a 16-bit
DOS program that
prints the text
upon execution. Its
is a pure
text of 68 bytes length which should be detected by every
anti-virus test file can also be created directly by current
WWW browsers through
URLs in the
following file formats:
Code authenticity and integrity
EICAR.CAB is digitally signed using an
WEB.DE TrustCenter E-Mail Certification Authority.
- Serial number
- MD5: e5 0b 01 66 ce 2e 7a 03 f4 98 39 37 f6 f9 9f ba
- SHA-1: 79 05 5d 63 2f 03 31 83 04 e2 ff 3b 25 b9 cc b6 70 ad ec 31
Download and install the
X.509 certificates of
to validate and verify the digital signature.
-----BEGIN RSA PUBLIC KEY-----
-----END RSA PUBLIC KEY-----
Note: the digital signature remains valid past the
certificates expiration date due to its counter signature alias
The shortcut icon
and the setup script
are packaged in the (compressed and
The installation requires no administrative privileges.
Automatic online installation
If visited with Internet Explorer, this web page will
prompt to install (the contents of) the package using
Internet Component Download.
Manual offline installation
Download the package
and verify its digital signature, then open it in
Windows Explorer, extract its contents, right-click
the extracted setup script
to display its context menu and click
Install to run the
If you miss anything here, have additions, comments, corrections,
criticism or questions, want to give feedback, hints or tipps,
report broken links, bugs, errors, inaccuracies, omissions,
vulnerabilities or weaknesses, …:
don't hesitate to
and feel free to ask, comment, criticise, flame, notify or report!
Use the X.509
Notes: I dislike
even weirder formats too) in email, I prefer to receive plain text.
I also expect to see a full (real) name as sender, not a nickname!
Emails in weird formats and without a proper sender name are likely
to be discarded.
I abhor top posts and expect inline quotes in replies.
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