What does "File whitelisted by NIST mean" ?

Sometimes, after scanning a file over MetaDefender Cloud, you may receive a message notifying you that the file has been whitelisted by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).

NIST's hash database is synced with the MetaDefender Cloud database and this is an extra check by file hash that is done for extra security. If this situation arises, there is nothing to worry about in regards to the file, as it can be considered a false positive.


Some files are whitelisted by NIST, and there are no scan results to show. That means that we do not have this file from nist, and if you have it, you can upload it to get a full scan report.

This article pertains to MetaDefender Cloud
This article was last updated on 2019-11-04