Virus question

Hi all! This might sound odd, but I want to test out my new Norton Antivirus software, and see exactly what it does when you get an attachment in your e-mail that contains a virus. (I am a Network Admin, and I want to see what my endusers will see). How can I get someone (just one person is all I need) to forward me a virus containing e-mail? I’m not going to open the attachment or anything, I just want to see the alert and how it deals with getting an e-mail of this nature.

Anyone?

Zette

There is a standard line of test code you can use. I think you can get it from the NOrton or McAfee site.

It’s called the EICAR test file:

http://www.google.com/search?q="eicar+test+file"

Yeah, it’s actually just a line of text:

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

Paste that into a text file, and save with an extension your virus checker will pick up (eg .com). The virus checker should react as though it was a virus.

Thanks guys!
I appreciate it.

Mods- question asked and answered. You can close if you want to unclutter GQ :slight_smile:

Zette