Thursday, December 24, 2015

EICAR - How to test upload file antivirus protection doing security assessments



EICAR is an test string defined to test ANTIVIRUS protections which is known by most ANTIVIRUS products.

If you are checking UPLOAD functionalities simple upload a file including the teststring and if the file gets processed without warning or error you can assume there is not antivirus protection.

Test File: http://www.eicar.org/download/eicar.com.txt
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EICAR_test_file

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