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":
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