Which are the supported archive formats for MetaDefender Core v4?

The Archive configuration determines how archives are handled within MetaDefender Core. If archive handling is enabled, MetaDefender Core extracts archives and scans the individual files within the archive.

  • The supported archive formats are the following: Zip, 7z, JAR, RAR, RAR5, TAR, ISO, CAB, ARJ, LHA, LZH, RPM, DEB, LZMA, WIM, DMG, XAR, MSM, SFX, XZ, VDI, VHD, CPIO, HFS, APK, GZ, MSI, TAZ, TGZ, TBZ, BZ2, VIB, AR, ALZ, TSE, TSEC, TSEZ, ACE. Metadefender Core can also extract self-extracting archives created by both 7zip, WinRAR, PKZIP, IExpress, PST

  • Microsoft Office Documents (e.g., DOCX files) are detected as archive files by default

  • Email/Calendar files (e.g., EML, MSG, ICS) are extracted to scan header, body, attachments

  • For more information, please s ee the screenshot below:


    Note: We do not maintain a list of supported non-archive files. All file types are supported for scanning.

This article applies to MetaDefender Core v4
This article was last updated on 2021-02-03