Attackers can get past antivirus and other detection methods measures by hiding malware inside compressed files. Most network security solutions are regularly fooled because they can’t analyze a file compressed in any format other than ZIP.
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|What’s an EICAR test file?
The 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 responses of AV programs. When detecting the EICAR file, a competent AV engine will respond in the same manner as if it found a harmful virus.