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AntiVirus - Website testing

I am working as a consultant for a company.  I just up graded the firewall with a Fortigate and got thier corporate AV working correctly and scanning all the network computers.

The stake holders do not understand why the network was so badly infected after all the scans.  I explained it was a combination of issues websites not updated with the latest patches from MS, or their AV is not up date, or there is a mic configuration on the site that allowed an attacker to put miscreant code up ...  users surfing to sites that are know exploit sites... ect.

What I would really like is to know about is a web site that I can visit with my browser that will kick the AV into action and show the management what really happens when you go to a site that is infected.


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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I can't give you one, Avast would block it anyway.  Unless it contains a completely new and unknown virus mechanism.  In which case... you may not see anything wrong on your screen.  While you are being infected.  And as you realize, the biggest problem is users with no disicipline going repeatedly to 'bad' web sites.
Im not really sure how you are going to accomplish this with out going to a site that has malware.. What i would recommend is doing an eicar test.. and that should be sufficient.

Also if you have an internal webserver you can put a eicar test file as part of the page and that should trigger the AV

see eicar site

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