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Large Virus File with EICAR-Test-Signature not identified by the clamav library

If I add the Eicar Test Signature at the beginning of a large text file, will that file turn out to be malicious? I opened a 5 MB binary file on Sublime Text and added the signatue at the beginning. ...
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Proposal for a new EICAR format that covers engine up-to-dateness [closed]

The EICAR test file was used to functionally test an antivirus system. As it stands today almost every AV system will flag EICAR as being a "test" virus. For more information on this historic test ...
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Postfix/ClamAV not stopping viruses under Virtualmin

I am using Virtualmin and have it set up to have Postfix scan incoming emails with ClamAV (using clamdscan) and delete any emails which contain a virus. However when I email myself the EICAR test ...