2. MetaDefender Premium Client

The MetaDefender Premium Client is a single executable that launches the MetaDefender Client application and allows the following to be scanned.

  • Running processes and associated libraries

  • Boot Records

  • System Drives

In addition, the MetaDefender Premium Client can be installed on endpoints and run in the background, monitoring for any USB storage devices or discs that are inserted into the system. When a device is detected, MetaDefender Premium Client will block access to that device and prompt the user to initiate a scan. The user can select three options for handling the device:

Copy files from drive - Allows users to specify files, which if found clean will be copied to the "MetaDefender" folder on the desktop. If the file is suspicious, it will not be copied.

Unlock drive - Scans the entire drive, if the drive is found clean then it unlocks the drive. Once unlocked, the drive should work as normal, it is fully accessible from Windows Explorer.

Copy files to drive - Allows users to copy files to a drive without scanning it with MetaDefender. This enables users to skip the scanning process if read access to the USB is not required.