User Guide

About This Guide

Welcome to the MetaDefender Core v4 guide. This guide is intended to provide the information you need to:

  • Install, configure, and manage MetaDefender Core v4.x. If you are using MetaDefender Core v3.x, refer to MetaDefender Core v3.x user guide.

  • Learn about new features, updated features, and bug fixes on each MetaDefender Core Release (i.e. each product version's release notes)

  • Learn about frequently asked questions and additional concepts through our library of knowledge base articles

While we offer the option to download this guide to a PDF file, it is optimized for online browser viewing. OPSWAT updates the online version of the guide regularly on an "as needed" basis. By viewing the document online, you are assured that you are always seeing the most recent and most comprehensive version of the guide.

Key Features of MetaDefender Core

  • File sanitization (aka Content Disarm and Reconstruction) using 90 data sanitization engines

  • Multi-scanning for malware with more than 30 leading anti-malware engines

  • Heuristic analysis to detect more unknown and targeted attacks

  • Vulnerability Engines

  • File Type Verification

  • Archive Extraction

  • Workflow Engine (simple or advanced)

  • High performance processing