1.1. System Requirements

Hardware requirements

Metadefender v3 hardware requirements are dependent on your Metadefender Package Size (which is related to the number of AV engines). The table below lists the requirements that need to be dedicated to the Metadefender application the underlying Operating System. It assumes there are no other applications or services other than those related to Metadefender or the Operating System

Package Size

Minimum System RAM*

Minimum Free Hard Drive Space

Minimum CPU

Metadefender Core 1

4 GB

16 GB + 1.5 GB / one million scan data

4 core

Metadefender Core 4

8 GB

32 GB + 1.5 GB / one million scan data

4 core

Metadefender Core 8

8 GB

32 GB + 1.5 GB / one million scan data

4 core

Metadefender Core 12

16 GB

32 GB + 1.5 GB / one million scan data

4 core

Metadefender Core 16

16 GB

32 GB + 1.5 GB / one million scan data

4 core

Metadefender Core 20

16 GB

32 GB + 1.5 GB / one million scan data

4 core

Metadefender 20+

Consult with OPSWAT Technical Support.

* Minimum RAM requirement excludes additional RAM required if you plan to use the RAM Drive

Software requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 / 2008 R2 / 2012 / 2012 R2

  • Bitness: 64-bit only

  • Windows Installer 4.5 or higher

  • Windows hotfix for Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7

  • Beginning with version 3.11.2, Metadefender Core is only supported on Windows 64 bit operating systems.

Browser requirements for the Metadefender Core Management Console

  • Internet Explorer 10 or later

  • Safari 5.1 or later

  • Firefox 3.5 or later

  • Chrome

Additional installation of 3rd party framework/components

Third party framework/components may be used by other applications. The Metadefender installer will not install a component if it detects that it already exists on the OS. The Metadefender uninstaller will leave all components intact because they might be used by other applications on the OS. Manually uninstalling these components may result in unexpected behavior of other applications.

Name

Details

Optional

IIS express

IIS express 7.5 (Metadefender Core 3.11.0 or older)
IIS express 8.0 (Metadefender Core 3.11.1 or newer)

REQUIRED

.NET framework

4 Client Profile
Extended

REQUIRED

Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable - x86
Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable - x86
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable - x86

REQUIRED

VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit

version 5.1.1.1042608

REQUIRED

Additional installation of Windows services by Metadefender Core

Name

Service Name

Optional

Metascan

Metascan

by default

Metascan Helper

Metascan Helper

by default

Metascan ICAP

omsICAP

by default

Metascan Quarantine

omsQuarantine

by default

Metascan REST

omsRest

by default

Ports that must be available

component/service

port

Quarantine REST

8000

Metascan REST

8008

mongodb

27018

Driver installation by Metadefender Core

  • RAM drive (if you choose to install OPSWAT RAM drive)

Whitelisting requirements

  • Any process running out of the Metadefender Core install directory should be whitelisted. It is best to exclude the folder from any real time protection