Virus Detection Test

To check the functionality of Dr.Web for IBM Lotus Domino virus detection capabilities and its default configuration, it is recommended that you use the EICAR (European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research) test file. The test file consists of a text string 68 or 70 bytes long, it is not a virus, it cannot replicate and does not contain any payload, however, it is recognized by the anti-virus software as a virus. You can download the test file from the EICAR website ( or create it yourself.

To create the EICAR test file

1.Create a text file with the following string:


2.Save the file with a .com extension (you can use any name, for example,, attach it to an email message and send it to any test email address.

The received message should contain an attached text file with the _infected.txt suffix and the following contents:

Dr.Web for IBM Lotus Domino has detected that the email is infected with a virus.
Date: Wed Jul 02 17:43:32 2016
Sent from:
Subject: test message
Viruses: (EICAR Test File (NOT a Virus!)) quarantined.

Note that it is not recommended that you use real viruses to check the functionality of an anti-virus software.