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Offline ken_turbine

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Eicargen test virus not detected
« on: April 13, 2015, 10:50:04 AM »
Following the instructions in a UK magazine (Computeractive Iss447 pg42) there was an article on using the Eicargen test virus to test the response of the A/V. This did not work for my system.

My questions are
a)   Does Avast recognise Eicargen V2.1 as a test virus
b)   If not, then is there an equivalent that Avast does recognise
c)    If Avast does recognise it, are there problems with my settings?

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Re: Eicargen test virus not detected
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2015, 11:05:01 AM »
Hi Aysn,

  The recommended way for AVAST did give the response in the way detailed in the link, so all OK.

  Thanks for the help (I did search the Forum but got no hit for Eicargen, but missed the obvious FAQ -sorry)

ken_turbine
System bespoke on a Foxconn motherboard, - AMD Athlon 7750 dual processor, 4Gb Ram - Win7-HP SP1/Win XP-H SP3 dual boot - Firefox  (NoScript + AdBlockPlus) - ZoneAlarm Free Firewall
Avast Free 17.2.2288, Unchecky, CryptoPrevent,  Spybot S&D
MBAM & SuperAnti-Spyware, Sophos Virus Rmoval Tool  (not running just available) ----  All kept up to date

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Re: Eicargen test virus not detected
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2015, 11:08:02 AM »
You're welcome.
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 21.10.6772.IBC [UI.679] - EEK - Firefox ESR 91.3 [NS/uBO/PB] - TB 91.3.2
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 96.0 - Cleanup 21.3 - SecureLine 5.14 - Driver Updater 21.3 - CCleaner 5.87
Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0