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Re: Virus for testing purposes
From: Neil <neil () voidfx net>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 05:19:51 +0530

Teodorski, Chris wrote:
goodcrap () gmail com wrote:
Hi

   Is there is any place online from where i can download
collection of viruses especially latest ones for testing
purposes or there is any software available that create fake
viruses or something like that. I read about certain
newsgroups, where if you place your email address they send
you viruses, but i want to
be able to download them. Since yahoo gmail etc block viruses
and doesnt allows to download them.


  Thank You

I believe the eicar "virus" will test virus programs.

http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm


My problem with Eicar is that every AV vendor already knows to scan for Eicar, so if I want to do my own in-the-wild test, Eicar doesn't exactly cut it. (It's been interesting to drop Eicar into various archive configurations though.)

--
Neil.

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