Category General

Win32 EICAR Creator

Source and Executable Here I had posted earlier about the EICAR virus. Threw together a simple prog to spit out the virus to any location for testing of antivirus programs. Usage: eicar.exe . Let me know if it comes in handy, I’ll show an example of some creative uses later.

Norton / Symantec Uninstall Password…. wtf?

So apparently if you want to uninstall Norton Antivirus and you get prompted for a password you can disable this as easily as you can change your background. All you need to do is flip the value of the following registry key from 1 to 0. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\INTEL\LANDesk\VirusProtect6\CurrentVersion\Administrator Only\Security\VPuninstallpassword This seems to beg the question… wtf? […]

EICAR test Virus

I had never heard of the EICAR test virus before.  EICAR stands for European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research.  Basically it’s just a 68 or 70 byte com program that all major antivirus should pick up as a virus.  This enables you to test the functionality of your antivirus program without the risk of using […]

Hello world!

So Justin convinced me to create a blog, so here it is.  This will really just be a repository for programs I write and thoughts I’d like to share that have to do with security.  I will not be sharing the painful minutia that so many people feel is blog worthy. -Tyler P.S.  I thought […]