EICAR Test File

Timothy Miller

Safely testing antivirus software

The European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research (EICAR) has developed a test virus to test antivirus software. This script is an inert text file. The test virus is not a virus and does not contain any program code.


Never use real viruses to test Antivirus software.

Download the EICAR test virus from one of the following URLs: http://www.eicar.org/download/eicar.com.txt

Alternatively, you can create your own EICAR test virus by typing or copying the following into a text file, and then naming the file eicar.com:

X5O!P%@AP[4\PZX54(P^)7CC)7}$EICAR-STANDARD-ANTIVIRUS-TEST-FILE!$H+H*

To test virus scanning:

1. Place test EICAR file in internal storage

2. Run the Antivirus tool inside Clean My Android

3. View results of Antivirus scan in-app