Installing Metadefender Core Using the Install Wizard

To install Metadefender Core using the Install Wizard, follow the steps below:Note: If you have a previously installed version of Metadefender Core already installed, you must uninstall it as instructed in Upgrading Metadefender Core.

  1. Locate the Metadefender Core Installation File. If this was not provided to you by OPSWAT, it can be found by clicking here and scrolling down to the Metadefender Core V3 section.
    Note: This file is named Metadefender_Core_A_v3_B_.exe where A is the Metadefender Core package you are installing, v3 is the version of Metadefender Core, and B is the build number.

  2. Double-click on the desired Metadefender Core installation file to launch the Metadefender Core installer. If this does not work, right-click on the file and select Open .

  3. The Welcome window is displayed. Click Start .


  4. The setup Wizard is displayed. Click Next .


  5. Accept the agreement and click Next .


  6. Select the components you would like to add or remove from the installation. A drop-down menu is available to select whether to install the component or make it unavailable. After making your selections, click Next .


  7. Click Install .

  8. Click Finish to exit the Setup Wizard.

  9. Click Close .

Optional components

RAM drive

If you choose RAM Drive in the custom setup screen (step 6 above), the installation will appear in a separate pop-up window. Click Install to continue the installation of the RAM drive component.