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EICAR Anti-virus Test - FREE

by eXtorian, Version: 1.0 , 18 KB  

Package name: , Last Update: 2012-09-05 17:52:53

559 ratings (4.701 average)

10,000-50,000 downloads



This app simply displays a message similar to this one and nothing more. It requires no permissions on installation. It does not read your data, access the internet, or create any files. It does not run in the background, start automatically, or do anything at all other than display a message.

It does, however, contain some text, created by the European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research (EICAR), which is designed to be safely detected by all anti-virus products as a virus, so that people can test their anti-virus applications to see if they're working correctly, without having to actually infect their devices with a real virus or other malware.

To make it absolutely clear - this app is completely harmless, but should be detected as a virus. This is its entire purpose.

If you run an anti-virus app on your phone, it should detect this app as a virus when you install it. If it doesn't, then perhaps your anti-virus software isn't as good as it claims. Or the people who made it haven't had time to update their application yet. The current version (v7) of this industry standard test for anti-virus products has been around since September 2006, so there's really no excuses.

For further details please search for "EICAR test file" on Wikipedia or visit EICAR's website itself at

This app should ideally be detected by all anti-virus software as a virus, including anti-virus software running on your PC. If the app vanishes after connecting your phone to your PC, it's likely that your anti-virus software has removed it or quarantined it.

Last comments from Android Market

paul (****)
Kaspersky for Android detected virus. Good idea to have a test like this.

Jeremy (*****)
Antovirus free found it, avg didn't.... Good test!

Adam E (*****)
Lookout is evil it appears... this is "clean", so is the malicious "test virus" on the market ='( .. previous infection maybe?

Adam (*****)
Alina - duh. That is the point of the app to safely test your antivirus is working. Detected by Lookout and McAfee as a safe Antivirus test file.

Alina (**)
Not sure if this should be detected since it does nothing .... still Antivirus Free detects this

Sacha (*****)
Detected by Kinetoo Malware Scan. Detected twice. Once as downloaded file and once as installed app.

DM (*****)
Kaspersky caught it. Not many viruses out there YET. Good to have a test file to know the product is working.

Only one antivirus scanner caught this that i tried and that was kintoo.

Chris (*****)
Great lookout caught it norton didnt

james (*****)
Very safe and good way to check if your antivirus app works.

EICAR Anti-virus Test screenshot 1 EICAR Anti-virus Test screenshot 2

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