Test your Anti-Virus software with an accepted test string.

Category:
Miscellaneous
Type:
Applications
Difficulty:
Beginning
Author:
Max Seim

Version Compatibility: Visual Basic 5

More information:
This simple VB5.0 program uses an accepted virus test string number 70. (Eicar standard test string). It should trigger your anti-virus software to either warn or automatically correct the problem depending on how you have your anti-virus software configured. I'm using Norton Anti-Virus. It removes the test string automatically as though it were a virus. It then logs the problem into the Fault Log. I like to test my anti-virus software once in a while to make sure it's running properly.

Instructions: Click the link below to download the code. Select 'Save' from the IE popup dialog. Once downloaded, open the .zip file from your local drive using WinZip or a comparable program to view the contents.

Download virus_test.zip