Why did MetaDefender Core stop working on Windows 10 ?

If you are using Windows 10 and applied the Anniversary Update, your MetaDefender REST service will stop functioning.

To fix this issue, please follow the steps below :

1. Open an elevated Command Prompt by clicking Start, typing cmd in the search bar, right-clicking the command prompt and selecting run as administrator.
2. Type net stop omsrest.
3. Uninstall IIS Express 8.0.
4. Install IIS express 8.0 again. If you need any guidance for installing IIS express 8.0., please check https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34679.
5. Type net start omsrest.

For more information about the update, please check the related Microsoft page.

This article pertains to MetaDefender Core v3
This article was last updated on 2019-11-22