This document describes how to create a malicious test file (EICAR) for testing purposes in your lab environment. The file is identified as malicious by the Software Reputation Service (SRS).
- Open a text editor such as notepad.
- Copy/paste the string below. Do not add any other characters, spaces, or return marks in the text file. Additional values will generate a different hash and your test file will not be effective.
- Save the document as eicar.com. File extension will have to be .com for Bit9 to analyze the file.
Hash of eicar.com:
The content of this file was developed by the European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research. Additional information can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EICAR