In order to upgrade to a new release of MetaDefender Core v3 you must do the following:
Save your existing configurations. This step only needs to be performed if you have modified the default configurations that come out-of-the-box with MetaDefender Core v3. Guidelines on how to save existing configuration are located in our "How do I upgrade MetaDefender Core while preserving configuration?" article.
Stop your current release of MetaDefender Core v3 if its still running.
Uninstall your current release of MetaDefender Core v3.
Run the installer for the new release of the product which you can get for free from OPSWAT Portal - MetaDefender Core v3 download section .
Apply your saved configurations. This step is applicable only if you performed step 1. Guidelines on how to upload existing configuration are located in our "How do I upgrade MetaDefender Core while preserving configuration?" article.
Your license information (license keys and expiration dates) will remain intact as long as you install the new release on the same machine that the older version was on and you haven't refreshed the operating system.
If you have a MetaDefender Core Custom installation (i.e. an installation that OPSWAT provided that includes custom engines) it is best to contact OPSWAT Support before upgrading to a new release. OPSWAT Support will then provide additional guidelines on how to upgrade the custom engines.
This article pertains to MetaDefender Core v3
This article was last updated on 2019-11-08