To check that Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows 2000+ web content scanning, is functioning, run a test using the EICAR test string.
- Open Internet Explorer, browse to http://www.eicar.org Click 'Anti-Malware Testfile'.
- Scroll down to the Downloads area, and click to download a copy of Eicar.com.
- You should see a message in Internet Explorer, saying:
'Blocked Request: location contains malicious content' and detailing the threat as the EICAR-AV-Test.
This indicates that Sophos web content scanning is working correctly.