7. API release notes

Version 4.2.0

Release date: 30 May 2019

New Features:

  • Multi-region cloud: starting this version, our cloud is hosted in an additional region besides North America: Europe central. This means not only that the speed of the API requests will improve for our users in Europe, but also that their data will not leave the continent (files will be uploaded, hosted and scanned within the European continent). This feature is enabled by default via DNS geo-load balancing.

  • We have added a navigation dropdown to our leaderboards. Now users can view previous versions of leaderboards and compare rankings.

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Fixed issues:

  • Fixed spacing and alignment issues generated by Japanese translations.

  • File uploads now also return the sha256 checksum (helpful for verifying that the file was uploaded correctly)

  • Enhanced code snippets

Version 4.1.0

Release date: 8 May 2019

New Features:

  • Multi-language support: this release of MetaDefender Cloud brings support for multiple languages, the first language added is Japanese. More languages will be added in the future.

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  • New leaderboard: users with the most votes will now be part of our new Top Voters leaderboard.

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Fixed Issues:

  • Enhanced sanitization error: all files which have failed to sanitize will have additional information displayed in the UI

  • Updated all code snippets to v4 API

  • Added extra descriptions for multiple sections in the website

  • Fixed reputation points notifications not being displayed

  • Package efficacy report form was not loading

Version 4.0.0

Release date: 10 Apr 2019

New Features:

  • Callback URL: With this version, there is an alternate way of scanning files besides long polling by data_id. Users can now send a "callbackurl" webhook where we will POST the results once scanning is finished, making reading the scan results more lightweight on the client side. Please see the documentation.

  • Market Share Report navigation: navigating through our different Market Share Reports can now be done using the dropdown menu:

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  • Official switch to V4: we have recently announced the release of our V4 API. Now we are officially changing the API version to 4.0.0 to reflect the API change. Checking the API version can be done via the version endpoint.

  • We have increased the sandbox limit for registered users: non-registered users continue to have a limit of 1 dynamic analysis per day, while registered users will be able to perform 5 dynamic analysis per day for free.

Fixed issues:

  • Improved error handling for limit reached

  • The leaderboard has been updated to only show 1 point for each submission instead of 5 points

  • Better handling of file scans sent by URL ("downloadfrom" header)

Version 3.77.0

Release date: 8 Mar 2019

New Features:

  • Android Info: APK files uploaded are now analyzed and the Manifest metadata is now stored and displayed in the UI. This is info is also available via API.

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  • V4 API: The latest version of our API, designed with modularity in mind, and compatible with MetaDefender API. See 6. V4 API for details.

Fixed issues:

  • User activity history was missing frontend activity

Version 3.76.0

Release date: 22 Feb 2019

New Features:

  • The first beta release of Dynamic Analysis:


Fixed issues:

  • Removed duplicates in file scan history

  • Performance improvements for hash lookup

  • In certain cases, the throttling message was not displayed

Version 3.75.0

Release date: 18 Jan 2019

New features:

  • We added 2 new engines to our free offering: Baidu and Jiangmin, reaching a total of 37 engines.

  • File Exif and Portable Executable information (peinfo) have been moved to the "File information" tab

  • We simplified our vulnerability submission process, to make it easier to report vulnerabilities:


Fixed issues:

Version 3.74.0

Release date: 27 Dec 2018

New features:

  • URL scanning and Domain scanning were released, and added as search options in our multi search bar

  • Repository scanning: using a single API call scan a git repository from one of the supported vendors: Github, Bitbucket or Gitlab.

  • File badge: display a badge showing the scan results of a hash on any website

  • Popup to remind the users to update their automatically generated nicknames

  • We created a Leaderboard to promote our monthly most active malware contributors. Details here .

Fixed issues:

  • Default nickname format update

  • Market Share Report data is now loading from CDN

  • Improved the display of scan results for clean archives with infected files attached

  • Added throttling for URL and domain bulk lookups