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Can I download an anti malware test file (eicar_com.zip) ?

Can I download an anti malware test file (eicar_com.zip) ?

tritnguyen
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Hi All,

 

I am developing a tool that get all the files from users in my company and then scan them for viruses and malwares. I plan to use the eicar_com.zip from this testing site:

 

https://www.eicar.org/download-anti-malware-testfile/

 

My question is can I upload that file and then download it using the Dropbox API SDK? Does Dropbox do scanning internally for upload and download files? I need to know that because if Dropbox already scanned and stop the uploading or downloading, my test would fail because it cannot upload or download the files.

 

Thank you. 

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Greg-DB
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The Dropbox API does allow you to upload and download restricted files like this, e.g., using upload and download. Some operations, like createSharedLinkWithSettings, will fail for restricted files though. Using the EICAR test file(s) is a good way to test this.

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Greg-DB
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The Dropbox API does allow you to upload and download restricted files like this, e.g., using upload and download. Some operations, like createSharedLinkWithSettings, will fail for restricted files though. Using the EICAR test file(s) is a good way to test this.

tritnguyen
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Thank you.

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