mayjune's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2009
Invasive contributor
kaspersky too found "X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*" as a threat...
but i wonder what is there in this code that makes antivirus to think its a threat??????
nimesh's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2009
Invasive contributor
I don't consider this as a test to check if your anti-virus is really good
I consider it as just a test for the software to be eligible to become an anti-virus

The anti-virus will itself prove good to you if:
- you are infected by any virus and your anti-vrus detects and cleans/removes it
- your anti-virus prevents your machine to be attached by network attacks
- and many other important activities... without consuming a big chunk of your ram

You may look into the below links for more info: