Palo Alto Networks Knowledgebase: How to Test WildFire with a Fake Malicious File
How to Test WildFire with a Fake Malicious File
Created On 09/26/18 13:47 PM - Last Updated 02/07/19 23:45 PM
During the deployment of WildFire or WF-500 customers may want to test the download of malicious files. Since WildFire does not forward files that are known or signed by a trusted file signer, Palo Alto Networks provides a mechanism to easily test this setup.
Palo Alto Networks randomly generates a test file and provides it at the following URL:
The purpose of this test file is strictly for testing file forwarding to the WildFire Cloud (public and private WF-500). Note that there will be no signature created for these test PE files, therefore the test file will never be blocked as virus or wildifre-virus even if Antivirus Profile is configured for the policy.