Test a Sample Malware File

Palo Alto Networks provides sample malware files that you can use to test a WildFire configuration. Take the following steps to download the malware sample file, verify that the file is forwarded for WildFire analysis, and view the analysis results.
  1. Download one of the malware test files. You can select from PE, APK, MacOSX, and ELF.
    Before downloading an encrypted WildFire sample malware file, you must temporarily disable the *.wildfire.paloaltonetworks.com entry from the exclude from decryption list on the
    Device > Certificate Management > SSL Decryption Exclusion
    page, otherwise the sample will not download correctly. After conducting a verification test, be sure to re-enable the *.wildfire.paloaltonetworks.com entry on the SSL decryption exclusion page.
    The test file is named wildfire-test-
    file_type
    -file.exe and each test file has a unique SHA-256 hash value.
    You can also use the WildFire API to retrieve a malware test file. See the WildFire API Reference for details.
  2. On the firewall web interface, select
    Monitor
    WildFire Submissions
    to confirm that the file was forwarded for analysis.
    Please wait at least five minutes for analysis results to be displayed for the file on the
    WildFire Submissions
    page. The verdict for the test file will always display as malware.

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