1.    22 Sep 2016 #1
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    windows 10 pro x64 stable build

    how to test smartscreen


    windows says that smartscreen is on, but I haven't seen it actually do anything lately.
    How can I check if it is working?
    maybe someone can link me to an installer that recently triggered smartscreen for them, so I can test it out?
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  2.    22 Sep 2016 #2
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    You can use an EICAR test file. This is what an EICAR test file consists of:
    Verifying your deployment by using the EICAR antivirus test file

    You can (try to) download an EICAR test file using the below link:
    https://secure.eicar.org/eicar.com.txt

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  3.    22 Sep 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARC1020 View Post
    You can use an EICAR test file. This is what an EICAR test file consists of:
    Verifying your deployment by using the EICAR antivirus test file

    You can (try to) download an EICAR test file using the below link:
    https://secure.eicar.org/eicar.com.txt

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    if I turn off AV, I can download it in chrome and open it, no smartscreen alert.
    I am not sure you understood my intent.
    I am not trying to test internet explorer, or windows defender, I am trying to test the win10 smartscreen that activates when you try to install an unknown.
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  4.    22 Sep 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by shmu26 View Post
    I am not sure you understood my intent.
    I am not sure you explained your intent.

    I am not trying to test internet explorer, or windows defender, I am trying to test the win10 smartscreen that activates when you try to install an unknown.
    Go to the below link and download eicar.com file (instead of the .txt file):
    Download ° EICAR - European Expert Group for IT-Security

    When you try to run it, you'll get a SmartScreen warning:

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  5.    22 Sep 2016 #5
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    thanks, bro. did it.
    maybe there are different warning messages after anniversary update, because I get this red one and then the blue one Click image for larger version. 

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    they are a little different from the full-screen notification I used to see, once upon a time
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