User Guide

About This Guide

Welcome to the MetaDefender Client user guide. This guide is intended to provide the information you need to:

  • Install, configure, and manage MetaDefender Client.

  • Learn about new features, updated features, and bug fixes on each MetaDefender Client Release (i.e. each product version's release notes)

  • Learn about frequently asked questions and additional concepts through our library of knowledge base articles

While we offer the option to download this guide as a PDF file, it is optimized for online browser viewing. OPSWAT updates the online version of the guide regularly on an "as needed" basis. By viewing the document online, you are assured that you are always seeing the most recent and most comprehensive version of the guide.

Key Features of MetaDefender Client

  • File scanning and processing with MetaDefender Core workflows, including:

    • Multi-scanning for malware with more than 30 leading anti-malware engines

    • Heuristic analysis to detect more unknown and targeted attacks

    • Vulnerability Engine

    • File Type Verification

    • Archive Extraction

  • Enumeration and scanning of running processes and loaded libraries

  • Blocking of USB & CD/DVD media until they have been scanned by MetaDefender and found clean

Supported Operating Systems

MetaDefender Client is only supported on the following operating systems. Both 32 and 64 bit operating systems are supported.

  • Windows 7

    • Requires Service Pack 1 and Microsoft updates KB2533623 and KB3033929

  • Windows 8

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows 10

  • Windows Server Small Business Server standard FE (version: 2011 Standard)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server 2016