- EICAR may refer also to the Ecole Internationale de Creation Audiovisuelle et de Réalisation, an international film school in Paris.
EICAR, the European Institute for Computer Antivirus Research, was founded in 1991 as an organization aiming to further antivirus research and improving development of antivirus software. Recently, EICAR has furthered its scope to include the research of malicious software (malware) other than computer viruses and extended work on other information security topics like content security, Wireless LAN security, RFID and information security awareness.
EICAR test file 
EICAR, in collaboration with CARO (Computer AntiVirus Research Organization), is perhaps most notable for the EICAR test file: an innocent, executable string, designed to test the integrity of antivirus software.
- David Harley, Lysa Myers & Eddy Willems. "Test Files and Product Evaluation: the Case for and against Malware Simulation". AVAR2010 13th Association of anti Virus Asia Researchers International Conference. Retrieved June 30, 2011.
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