Test your antivirus and malware protection with Spycar or EICAR

Spycar attempts to make changes to your registry and Windows system to test your anti-virus and malware protection software.  Follow the links on Spycar’s website and click through the tests.  Your antivirus should block any attempt of malicious activities.  Spycar is free to use and is an excellent resource for quick testing your security.


BitDefender blocking Spycar’s attempts 


EICAR has several files you can download and test your antivirus and malware software.  Your antivirus should block the downloading of these files or quarantine the files immediately.

Blocked eicar




About TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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