1.1. Kiosk System Requirements

Hardware requirements

When MetaDefender Kiosk is installed on a separate machine than MetaDefender Core, the machine MetaDefender Kiosk is installed on must meet the following requirements:

  • 64-bit Architecture

  • Minimum system memory: 4 GB

  • Minimum available hard drive space: 10 GB

  • Minimum CPU architecture: 4 cores

When MetaDefender Kiosk is installed on the same machine as MetaDefender Core, refer to the MetaDefender Core user guide for additional system requirements.

Software requirements

MetaDefender Kiosk can process files on devices with Windows file systems, Ext2/3/4, HFS Plus, HFSX, and APFS.

  • Operating System (64-bit only)

    • Windows 7 Requires Service Pack 1 and Microsoft updates KB2533623 and KB3033929

    • Windows 8

    • Windows 8.1

    • Windows 10

    • Windows 2008 R2

    • Windows 2012 / 2012 R2

    • Windows 2016

  • Windows Installer - 4.5 or higher

  • OPSWAT MetaDefender Core® - In order to scan files with MetaDefender Core's multi-scanning capabilities, MetaDefender Kiosk requires a MetaDefender Core server.
    You can install the MetaDefender Core server on the same machine as MetaDefender Kiosk, or on a separate machine that MetaDefender Kiosk can access over the network.
    The requirements for MetaDefender Core vary depending on which version you plan to use.
    MetaDefender Kiosk version 4.1.0 and later require MetaDefender Core version 4.8.1 or later.
    Refer to the MetaDefender Core Product Documentation for MetaDefender Core installation instructions.

It is recommended that the OS and Updates of the system are kept up to date with the latest updates.

Installed third party components

The following third party components are installed as part of the MetaDefender Kiosk installation process.
These components may be shared with other applications.

All of these are required by MetaDefender Kiosk.
Uninstalling them may result in unexpected behavior of other applications.

Component

Details

Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable - x86

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable - x64

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable - x86

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable - x64

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable - x86

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable - x64

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable - x86

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable - x64

Paragon Software
(optional)

  • APFS for Windows by Paragon Software

  • HFS+ for Windows by Paragon Software

  • Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software

Services

The following list are services that MetaDefender Kiosk depends on for operating.

Product Services

Additional Information

MetadefenderSVC

 

ometascan
ometascan-node
ometascan-postgresql (Core v4.19+)

For Secure Image or if Core is installed locally to Kiosk

Third Party Services

 

ParagonAPFSMounter

If APFS for Windows by Paragon Software is installed

apmwinsrv

If HFS+ for Windows by Paragon Software is installed

ParagonLinuxFSMounter

If Linux File Systems for Windows by Paragon Software is installed

CimTrak Agent
CimTrakAppServer
CimTrak PostgreSQL
CimTrak Repository

For Secure Image only

Windows Services

 

Winmgmt

This service has dependencies on other Windows services

appidsvc

AppLocker, for Secure Image only

Ports that need to be available

The following ports need to be available for the machine MetaDefender Kiosk is installed on.

Component/service

Port

MetaDefender Kiosk Web Console

8009

CimTrak Web Console (for Secure Image only)

27017

MongoDB

27019

Application directories and registry key

Installation location

Installation directory can be configured.
Default location is C:\Program Files (x86)\OPSWAT\Metadefender Kiosk\Client.

Application directory

The %PROGRAMDATA%\OPSWAT directory is used for storing MetaDefender Kiosk application data.

Registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\OPSWAT is the registry key for all OPSWAT products.

Antivirus whitelist requirements

If you are running an anti-malware agent with real time protection on the MetaDefender Kiosk system you must whitelist processes running out of the MetaDefender Kiosk installation directory.
OPSWAT recommends excluding the MetaDefender Kiosk installation directory from any real-time antivirus protection.

Programs not removed during uninstall

If you uninstall MetaDefender Kiosk, the Microsoft redistributables are not removed.