Protect images from malware

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Sirv automatically protects your images from being served with malware.

Images in your Sirv account are stored in their original form, without modifications. This is a founding principle of Sirv's file storage - your master files are preserved in their original state and are never modified.

However, images that are served to your website visitors are automatically optimized - a process which removes all malware threats. If an image in your Sirv account contains malware, that malware will be removed when the image is served.

Raster images

Pixel-based raster files (such as JPEG, PNG, GIF) are passed through Sirv's image optimization and meta stripping automation, before they are served. This process strips any malware that may exist, removing any risk of steganography (a Trojan horse technique of concealing information within an ordinary file).

Vector images

Vector-based files (such as SVG, EPS, PSD, Illustrator) are passed through Sirv's file optimization and sanitization process, before they are served. This process reduces the file size, whilst also removing any steganography risk.

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