Source: Mcafee installation package.
TESTING YOUR INSTALLATION
You can test the operation of the software by
running the EICAR Standard AntiVirus Test File
on any computer where you have installed the
software. The EICAR Standard AntiVirus Test
File is a combined effort by anti-virus vendors
throughout the world to implement one standard
by which customers can verify their anti-virus
To test your installation:
1. Copy the following line into its own file,
then save the file with the name EICAR.COM.
The file size will be 68 or 70 bytes.
2. Start your anti-virus software and allow it
to scan the directory that contains
When your software scans this file, it will
report finding the EICAR test file.
3. Delete the file when you have finished
testing your installation to avoid alarming
Please note that this file is NOT A