This package contains the EICAR Signature test string, it's harmless but used by most antivirus to trigger and test the alert system by detecting this signature as a virus.
The EICAR Standard Anti-Virus Test File or EICAR test file is a computer file that was developed by the European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research (EICAR) and Computer Antivirus Research Organization (CARO), to test the response of computer antivirus (AV) programs. Instead of using real malware, which could do real damage, this test file allows people to test anti-virus software without having to use a real computer virus.
Anti-virus programmers set the EICAR string as a verified virus, similar to other identified signatures. A compliant virus scanner, when detecting the file, will respond in exactly the same manner as if it found a harmful virus. Not all virus scanners are compliant, and may not detect the file even when they are correctly configured.
The use of the EICAR test string can be more versatile than straightforward detection: a file containing the EICAR test string can be compressed or archived, and then the antivirus software can be run to see whether it can detect the test string in the compressed file.
If you have an anti-virus installed in your computer, it should alert you about EICAR Standard Signature Test as soon as you download this package.
To test if this package is working you need to have
clamav installed, if you
don't have, fallow this steps:
sudo apt-get install clamav && sudo freshclam -v
After that you can run the test suit:
git clone https://github.com/cranic/node-virus ./viruscd virus && npm install && make test
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