Is there a virus test I could use to test MetaDefender Core v4?

Tests to determine an engine's operation are rarely run with live malware. The suggested approach to test is to use an industry-standard test file called an EICAR Test File, which most antivirus engines detect as positive even though no threat exists.

An EICAR Test File can be downloaded from https://www.eicar.org/?page_id=3950. You can also create your own version of the file by copying the following string into a file and renaming 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 applies to MetaDefender Core v4
This article was last updated on 2019-10-06
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