EICAR ANTI-VIRUS TEST APPLICATION
THIS APP IS NOT HARMFUL. IT WILL NOT HARM YOUR DEVICE IN ANY WAY. This app simply displays a message similar to this one and nothing more. It requires no permissions on installation. It does not read your data, access the internet, or create any files. It does not run in the background, start automatically, or do anything at all other than display a message.
It does, however, contain some text, created by the European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research (EICAR), which is designed to be safely detected by all anti-virus products as a virus, so that people can test their anti-virus applications to see if they're working correctly, without having to actually infect their devices with a real virus or other malware.
To make it absolutely clear - this app is completely harmless, but should be detected as a virus. This is its entire purpose.
If you run an anti-virus app on your phone, it should detect this app as a virus when you install it. If it doesn't, then perhaps your anti-virus software isn't as good as it claims. Or the people who made it haven't had time to update their application yet. The current version (v7) of this industry standard test for anti-virus products has been around since September 2006, so there's really no excuses.
For further details please search for "EICAR test file" on Wikipedia or visit EICAR's website itself at eicar.org.
This app should ideally be detected by all anti-virus software as a virus, including anti-virus software running on your PC. If the app vanishes after connecting your phone to your PC, it's likely that your anti-virus software has removed it or quarantined it.
EICAR Anti-virus Test is a free software application from the Other subcategory, part of the Development category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2011-02-11. The program can be installed on Android 1.5 and up.
EICAR Anti-virus Test (version 1.0) has a file size of 18.87 MB and is available for download from our website.
Just click the green Download button above to start. Until now the program was downloaded 346 times.
We already checked that the download link to be safe, however for your own protection we recommend that you scan the downloaded software with your antivirus.