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How do I create the eicar test virus?


I want to test that my GMS Anti-Virus software is running. Can I create a test virus to check this?


There is a test virus called "eicar" which can be used to check that a virus scanner is working.

This test virus can be easily created using a text editor, such as notepad.

Simply copy and paste the following into a blank file in your text editor, then save the file with the name eicar.com.


Now you can email this file to test that GMS Anti-Virus is functioning correctly.

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