3. Metadefender USB Client

The Metadefender USB Client can be installed on endpoints and run in the background, monitoring for any USB storage devices that are inserted into the system. When a USB storage device is detected, Metadefender Client will block access to that device and prompt the user to initiate a scan. The user can select two options for scanning the USB storage device.

Browse for Files - Allows users to specify specific files, which if found clean, will be copied to the "Metadefender" folder on the desktop. If the file is suspicious, it will indicate this in the "Suspicious files" tab and not copy the file. After each scan, the drive will be ejected, the user can restart the process by removing and re-plugging-in the USB.

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. It should be noted that if the user wants to copy files from the file system to the USB they will need to use this mode to unlock the drive first. If the drive is found dirty, it will be ejected from the system after scanning.

Rename & Delete - Allows the ability to rename files or delete files on the drive without scanning it with Metadefender.

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