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.
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]