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Aliases: EICAR (Wild List ORG) EICAR-Test-File (not a virus) (BitDefender) EICAR Test String (CA) Eicartest (ESET) Eicar_test_file (Frisk (F-Prot)) EICAR-Test-File (Kaspersky) EICAR-AV-Test (Sophos) Eicar_test_file (Trend Micro)
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