What should you do if you have anti-malware on the same machine as MetaDefender Core (formerly Metascan) ?

If you have anti-malware installed on the same machine as MetaDefender Core (formerly Metascan), we recommend that the MetaDefender installation directory (C:\Program Files (x86)\OPSWAT) as well as MetaDefender's temporary directory be excluded from the anti-malware engine's real-time protection.

The real-time protection feature provides automatic protection which checks computer systems for suspicious activity in real-time. If a file is detected as infected, the anti-malware will try to clean or delete that file before MetaDefender Core will have the chance to scan it. This will affect MetaDefender Core's results and/or performance.

This article pertains to all MetaDefender Core v3
This article was updated on 2019-11-11