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Panda Cloud Test File

March 9th, 2010

Similar to the EICAR file, we have created a small “Cloud Test File” which can be used by testers and users to verify if their Panda product can successfully connect to the Collective Intelligence cloud-scanning servers.


The file PandaCloudTestFile.exe should be detected:

  • During HTTP download
  • On-Access
  • On-Demand

Download PandaCloudTestFile.exe. It’s MD5 hash is E01A57998BC116134EE96B6D5DD88A13. Alternatively you can also download a passworded RAR file with the EXE in it. The password is “panda”.

DISCLAIMER: This file is *not malicious*. If it is detected it simply means your Panda product can correctly connect to Collective Intelligence.

NOTE TO OTHER AV VENDORS: Please do not add detection for this file.

  1. Jonas Ahlzen
    March 9th, 2010 at 16:38 | #1

    hmm, my PCA doesn´t detect the file as malicious?!

  2. Pedro Bustamante
    March 9th, 2010 at 17:19 | #2

    @Jonas Ahlzen Try again, we were just finishing uploading the detection to the CI servers.

  3. ALIV
    March 10th, 2010 at 07:00 | #3

    “If it is detected it simply means..”… what if it’s NOT detected?
    My PCA won’t detect it during http transfer, on access, or on demand.

  4. Alex Molina
    March 10th, 2010 at 16:11 | #4

    My PCA (1.0.1) doesn’t detect the test file… :(
    But it says it’s correctly connected to the Internet!

  5. Jonas Ahlzen
    March 10th, 2010 at 16:31 | #5

    Still not working for me!

  6. Alex Molina
    March 10th, 2010 at 18:55 | #6

    Now it’s correctly detected as Trojan/CI.A :)

  7. Pedro Bustamante
    March 10th, 2010 at 20:54 | #7

    Sorry guys there was an error yesterday while replicating the PandaCloudTestFile detection to the Collective Intelligence front-end servers. Should be fixed now.

  8. Jonas Ahlzen
    March 12th, 2010 at 16:29 | #8

    Yess, “Virus Neutralized” =)

  9. Peter Piksa
    March 16th, 2010 at 17:49 | #9

    Which products will this tool check? I am trying out this tool with Panda Cloud Antivirus but nothing seems to happen?

  10. bill digiglio
    March 17th, 2010 at 00:32 | #10

    @Peter Piksa
    Worked here on panda cloud antivirus…

  11. arsour
    March 24th, 2010 at 15:04 | #11

    “Virus Neutralized”…, neutralizes it before opening the file, is that correct?

  12. César Bravo
    March 27th, 2010 at 17:17 | #12

    Hi, i would like to now how can i make that mi PCA can detect the Testfile, cause i have downloaded it in another two computers and it was detected without any problem but i tried the same in a third one whit no results

  13. Forial
    March 28th, 2010 at 03:28 | #13

    Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 says it’s “Backdoor.Win32.Bredolab.djl” and blocks it :D

  14. Pedro Bustamante
    March 28th, 2010 at 21:06 | #14

    @Forial Interesting, thanks for bringing this to our attention.

  15. Jorge
    April 9th, 2010 at 09:16 | #15

    In the last days the file not blocked from Cloud Antivirus During HTTP download and

    Before it was nothing. Recently, the detection is rather slow. There are a lot of congestion at the servers?


  16. April 10th, 2010 at 17:16 | #16


    More and more AVs are detecting it as Bredolab :S
    Haven’t scanned the file with MBAM yet.

  17. Darkcom
    April 14th, 2010 at 23:39 | #17

    File was not detected during download but was detected during access.

  18. Pedro Bustamante
    April 15th, 2010 at 10:20 | #18

    @Darkcom It could be normal. Which Panda product are you using?

  19. Jason
    April 15th, 2010 at 17:32 | #19

    Ive downloaded the test file. ran it, even scaned it with panda cloud. It dosent come up with anything. So I must get rid of panda cloud and find something more reliable. Im well disapointed…

  20. Pedro Bustamante
    April 15th, 2010 at 22:11 | #20

    @Jason Can you activate advanced logging, repeat the test and send me the log file please?

  21. jason
    April 16th, 2010 at 20:16 | #21

    @Pedro Bustamante
    Hi, I removed comodo firewall, privx and then reinstalled and panda cloud. Now Panda is detecting the file ok now. So I not really sure what was causing the problem. Im just about to reinstall comodo firewall I don’t think that was the problem. But ill let you know.

  22. jason
    April 16th, 2010 at 20:29 | #22

    Panda cloud is working fine with comodo. Im not going to install privx again. I dont know if that was causeing it. But Im happy again now. Long life the Panda!!

  23. April 17th, 2010 at 22:27 | #23

    yeah..it really works..

  24. April 22nd, 2010 at 17:42 | #24

    I installed it on another computer and it not working today. I uninstalled 3 times already. Is there an issue with the panda servers again?

  25. April 25th, 2010 at 11:01 | #25

    My Panda Cloud AV doesn’t deteck this file. I can start it after I download.

  26. Tim
    April 28th, 2010 at 08:59 | #26

    This test file has been detected by McAfee as trojan horse… Well it seems it does its job.. but to late.. im currently downloading cloud AV.. i hope that he can scan my computer in 1 day.. not like mcafee almost 2 days

  27. April 30th, 2010 at 02:33 | #27

    I tried to install on windows 7 (apple boot camp partition). Panda cloud antivirus wouldn’t detect the test file.

  28. Nam Nguyen
    May 6th, 2010 at 19:41 | #28

    My Panda Cloud beta 1.1 is considering wmp.exe, which is Windows Media Player, as “dangerous action” everytime I opened the exe or music files. Any solution?

  29. Pedro Bustamante
    May 7th, 2010 at 17:42 | #29

    @Nam Nguyen please send the details to beta@pandasecurity.com to help us find the root of the problem.

  30. Dani–
    May 12th, 2010 at 13:35 | #30

    i downloaded the file 5 times but didn’t detect it!!!!!!!

  31. Dani–
    May 12th, 2010 at 13:37 | #31

    i tried eicar files, all of them worked and were nuetrilized immediately, but still doesn’t work for PCA test files….WHAT SHOULD I DO!!!!! Is PCA working or not!????

  32. Pedro Bustamante
    May 12th, 2010 at 21:11 | #32

    We have had some problems on and off with this detection as the sceptic filter of PCAV sometimes did not query the cloud. It is fixed with version 1.1 of PCAV.

  33. Dani–
    May 13th, 2010 at 05:06 | #33

    i reinstalled the beta v.1.1 but still didn’t work. Eicar files are still detected. Is my PC safe?

  34. Pedro Bustamante
    May 15th, 2010 at 23:18 | #34

    @Dani– Yes it is safe. The current beta doesn’t yet have the fix. Keep an eye on the support forums for when we publish a new beta or the final 1.1 release which does have the fix.

  35. carol
    May 16th, 2010 at 21:33 | #35

    I am getting unexpected error code 11. When I click on send us a message it does nothing. I went into the folder for help files and when I click they say error 11 – no internet connection. I have never had trouble with this before. Nothing has changed. Worked fine last week then today it boots up with the redx.

    I opted for the d/l file to be run. In the next minute I got a copy of the above blue Box saying file is for checking – does that mean it was detected or it never ran?

  36. Chris
    May 22nd, 2010 at 03:20 | #36

    Downloaded the test file and Panda booted out a couple of “suspicious” files, one of them a virus. I’ll take that to mean it’s working just fine. I’m very relieved! Thank you Panda people. You’re good folk.

  37. Praveen
    May 30th, 2010 at 18:58 | #37

    once i do PCAV scan it by right click command, it just says scan is completed..is it functioning correctly..if not then what should i do as my internet connection is always on and i see there is fault in the AV itself..pls sugest fast!

  38. Praveen
    May 30th, 2010 at 19:00 | #38

    if you want i can send the jpg screenshot of scan and message..just confirm that is my AV working correctly?

  39. Manash
    June 29th, 2010 at 11:49 | #39

    test file was detect as Trojan Tri/CI.A….Thanks for creating the test file….

  40. Manash
    June 29th, 2010 at 11:51 | #40

    Panda Cloud Antivirus Works Great…..Thanks for makes it free…..

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