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

IIS express

.NET framework

  • 4.7.2

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

Installed Windows services

The following Windows services are installed as part of the MetaDefender Kiosk installation process.

  • MetaDefender Kiosk REST

  • MetaDefender Kiosk

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 REST

8009

MongoDB

27019

Application directory and registry key

Installation location

You can choose the installation location for MetaDefender Kiosk.

Application directory

The %PROGRAMDATA%\OPSWAT directory is used for storing MetaDefender application data. It also stores the license file.

Registry key

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

Temporary directory used for processing files

When processing files, MetaDefender Core uses the temporary directory (c:\windows\temp).

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 uninstalled during uninstallation process

If you uninstall MetaDefender Kiosk the Microsoft Runtimes, .NET, IIS Express and Paragon Software are not removed.