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'chris'
Super Advisor

The Anti-Virus or Anti-Malware test file

Hi

I've tried to download a test zip file from:

http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm

but my McAfee Enterprise 8.7i doesn't start a virus alarm.

BTW All scan options are enabled.
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Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor
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Re: The Anti-Virus or Anti-Malware test file

I'm running the same software as you and it nailed all 8 downloads from the eicar.org website.

If you launch the VirusScan Console, does it show four enabled tasks? If you click on Help/About..., does it indicate a very recent "DAT created on" date?

Make a great day!

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: The Anti-Virus or Anti-Malware test file

All tasks are enabled and I have the newest DAT update.
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: The Anti-Virus or Anti-Malware test file

This problem is solved now.

Scan inside archives (e.g. .ZIP) wasn't enabled by the default installation.
Roger Faucher
Honored Contributor

Re: The Anti-Virus or Anti-Malware test file

Hi Chris:

English is such a great language; I should learn to READ it. I somehow overlooked the word 'zip' in your original post. I'm glad you were able to solve the problem.

Make a great day!

Roger
Make a great day!

Roger