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 Modified 04/20/20 22:37 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.


owner: mdjeric

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