Tests to determine an engine's operation are rarely run with live malware. Fortunately, you can use a standard file called an EICAR Test File, which antivirus engines detect as positive even though no threat exists.The EICAR Test File is simply a text file containing the string listed below. Copy the string into a file and rename it to "eicar.com".
X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H* For more information about the EICAR Test File, please visit the European Expert Group for IT-Security's website.
This article pertains to Metadefender Core v3
This article was last updated on 2016-07-07