OPSWAT introduced file type conversion functionality in MetaDefender Core 3.8.1. As part of the workflow, MetaDefender Core allows administrators to specify certain file types to be converted to other files types (e.g., Microsoft Word documents are converted to PDFs).
By adding this step to the data processing workflow, zero-day attacks where malicious objects are embedded into office documents or image files can be eliminated, even if no antivirus engine detects the threat.
File type conversions allow you to eliminate zero day threats that are embedded into document or image files.
You can check the conversion files by following these steps:
Open the MetaDefender Core Management Console and select Configuration > Workflows.
In the Workflow Profiles section, click the Convert docs profile and then click Data Sanitization.
Here you will find all the files type conversions supported in MetaDefender Core v3 :
You can sanitize a file manually from the command line by typing the following command in the MetaDefender Core installation directory: omsCmdLineUtil.exe convert (file path) (target file path) (output folder path)
Below is an example of sanitizing the MetaDefender Core Product Documentation to .png image format and the output.
To view the sanitization file format support, enter the following command in the MetaDefender Core installation directory: omsCmdLineUtil.exe getinfo
This article applies to MetaDefender Core 3.8.1 or later
This article was last updated on 2017-12-21