Applies to Kaspersky Security 8.0 for Microsoft Exchange Servers
You can check if an antivirus application functions using a test virus – EICAR
. This file IS NOT
a virus indeed, it is just a command to output a certain text message.
Some time ago certain developers of antivirus software have started adding such test files to their packages. Antivirus software detects it as a virus although it is not a virus. Such test “viruses” are designed to satisfy the curiosity of users who do not have “live samples” of a virus, but want to see the reaction of antivirus software to appearance of a virus (how it informs the user, what actions prompts, etc.).
If you would like to test Kaspersky Security 8.0 for Microsoft Exchange Servers
, our developers recommend creating an email with EICAR
test virus attached and sending it to any email address within the network. If you are using MS Office Outlook
, you will see the following: