Max file size

Matt Kettler mkettler at
Fri Jan 4 15:41:28 GMT 2008

Randal, Phil wrote:
> All of which is pretty pointless because a large file with the EICAR
> string attached at the end is no longer the EICAR "virus", IMHO, as the
> EICAR test file is defined to be 68 bytes long, no more, no less.

Actually, it can be padded out to 128 bytes with whitespace, but no more.

The first 68 characters is the known string. It may be optionally appended by 
any combination of whitespace characters with the total file length not 
exceeding 128 characters.

Which is straight from the mouth of EICAR itself:

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