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|First detected on:||July 18, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||March 4, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Eicar.Mod is a modified version of the test file Eicar. The test file Eicar is not a real virus, but a program for MS-DOS that is used to check the effectiveness and quality of antivirus programs and tools for detecting viruses. Panda Antivirus detects this test file as EICAR-AV-TEST-FILE.
The test file Eicar was created by the Eicar international organization, and it was updated on May 1, 2003 in order to guarantee a better effectiveness.
Being Eicar.Mod a modified version of the real test file Eicar, it coud contain some viral code.
When the test file Eicar is run, it displays the following message on screen:
However, being Eicar.Mod a modified version of the test file Eicar, it could show the same message or others.