|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2016-0568|
|Date Published:||6 Jul 2016|
|Last Updated:||18 Dec 2019|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||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.|
This protection detects and blocks the EICAR Standard Anti-Virus Test File.
In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.
This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information: EICAR AV test file