Testing Your Email AntiSpam and AntiVirus Systems

KB ID 0000972 Dtd 18/07/14

Problem

I’ve known about the Eicar test virus ever since I started installing CSC modules. But until recently I didn’t realise you could test your AntiSpam system as well.

Solution

Test Your AntiVirus Device/Software

1. Open a text editor and paste in the following text, (make sure you don’t add any extra spaces or formatting).

X5O!P%@AP[4PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

2. Save the file as eicar.com (Note: If using notepad (as below), change the file type to ‘all files’, so it does not save as eicar.com.txt).

eicar test file

2. Then simply email that file to the recipient mailbox that is protected by the system you want to test.

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Test Your AntiSpam Device/Software

1. Compose a new email message and and paste in the following text into the body of the message, (make sure you don’t add any extra spaces or formatting).

XJS*C4JDBQADN1.NSBN3*2IDNEN*GTUBE-STANDARD-ANTI-UBE-TEST-EMAIL*C.34X

2. Then simply send that email to the recipient mailbox that is protected by the system you want to test.

eicar test file

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