Fake Virus to test Antivirus API?

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I'm a QA tester and need to test an third party antivirus API that will be integrated in to one of our clients websites.  I would prefer not to use real viruses for this test (limit possibility of one wreaking havoc on our network).

Do sample files exist somewhere?  Could someone give me some example code that would be flagged as a virus in formats like .bat .vbs .doc?

I'd really appreciate it.
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Have you tried the eicar test file?

http://www.eicar.org/anti_virus_test_file.htm
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braker15 -
I am only posting to concur with the eircar suggestion - that has been the standard for many years (no points, just concurring).

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