5. Homepage

MetaDefender Cloud has 3 new homepages with different styles and layouts, allowing users to select a favorite homepage:


Multi-purpose search bar

The multi-purpose search bar can be used to search for any of the key terms on our website:

  • hashes (using md5, sha1 or sha256)

  • IP addresses

  • URLs

  • Domain addresses

  • CVEs

At the far right of the search bar is a paper clip. Clicking on it will open the file explorer for the user to select a file to upload. Also, a file can be uploaded by drag and drop a file anywhere on the page.

When scanning a file, the service will analyze the file name and decide what operations to execute, and will always perform a hash lookup first to see if the file was already uploaded before. These options can be changed when uploading a file from the search bar with the advanced scan options.

Advanced scan options

The advanced scanning options can be changed by clicking the gear icon next to the input bar:


They apply when uploading a file. They are persistent, each time a user enables or disables an option, that option will be persisted for future scans.

  • Unarchiving: when enabled and the user uploads an archive, the file will be unarchived. If not, the archive will be scanned as a single file without analyzing the files inside.

  • Multiscanning: always enabled. Perform multiscanning on the uploaded file

  • Hash lookup: enabled by default. If the option is enabled, before uploading the file, a check is performed to see if the file was previously analyzed. If results are found, the website opens at the latest analysis of the file.

  • Proactive DLP: permanently disabled for now. Proactive Data Loss Prevention is an OPSWAT technology for preventing data leaks in files

  • Deep CDR: performs data sanitization on the uploaded file, if the file format is supported by our Deep CDR technology.

  • Sandbox: run dynamic analysis on the files with one of our two sandbox environments:

    • Windows 7

    • Windows 10

  • Private scan: available only for paid users, with this option enabled the file will be deleted from our servers immediately after file scanning finishes

Theme selection

The homepage theme can be selected by clicking the heart button at the top right side of any homepage:


Clicking the heart icon underneath the theme will mark that theme as a favourite, and when the user returns to the homepage only that theme will be displayed.