Content Encodings

Malware scanners located at HTTP/HTTPS proxy level should be able to scan malware in any content encoding that web server and browser may use.

Test these links with your HTTP/HTTPS proxy malware scanner. Every malware scanner is able to find the EICAR test string. Should your scanner fail with some of the formats, the retrieved test file will not do any harm to your computer. When executed, it simply displays a test string. More information on the web page.

EICAR test file (gzip content encoding)

The file with gzip content encoding. If your browser does not advertise support of this content encoding, you will see a notification where you can decide to try this encoding anyway in order to test your scanner.