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Robrt (1414)

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Monday November 10, 2003
01:08 AM

Bad Idea

[ #15674 ]

Include the EICAR virus string inside another more malicious virus and hope the virus scanner identifies it as EICAR.

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  • Surely the point of the EICAR test virus [] is that anti-virus software treats it exactly the same as a real virus - ie: auto-delete or least quarantine. So any malicious code you'd added wouldn't get a chance to run.
  • (Unless your point is that maybe some anti virus software is too dumb anyway ....)

    I thought the eicar thing was only allowed to be 128bytes long ... And I don't think it's allowed to contain anything else than the eicar string and whitespace.

      - ask

    -- ask bjoern hansen [], !try; do();