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EICAR sample virus not detected

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I downloaded the zipped version of the sample virus from eicar's website.

I scanned it with NOD32, AVG AS, SAS free and a-squared free.

NOD32 and AVG identified it. The other two found nothing wrong with it.

I am puzzled and wonder if such a well known pseudo virus is not 'captured', what about the lesser known or new REAL ones?

There must be a logical explanation I hope...

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I downloaded the zipped version of the sample virus from eicar's website.

I scanned it with NOD32, AVG AS, SAS free and a-squared free.

NOD32 and AVG identified it. The other two found nothing wrong with it.

I am puzzled and wonder if such a well known pseudo virus is not 'captured', what about the lesser known or new REAL ones?

There must be a logical explanation I hope...

As Pandato indicated, we don't detect the simulators as they are not threats, we focus on threats.

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Thanks for the explanation. I understand your points.

I wish however that there was at least one malware sample that could be safely used to observe how SAS reacts and also prove that SAS is working

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