Metadefender Cloud Client employs Heuristic Detection to detect & analyze malware

The rise in the variety of malware calls for desperate measures. Well, the measures may not exactly be desperate, but they can be effective ones. Last time around we had taken a look at Metadefender Cloud and Metadefender Endpoint. This time around we will talk about the Metadefender Cloud Client which is a rather nifty tool to facilitate multi-scanning of endpoints for viruses, keyloggers and also other malware.

Metadefender Cloud Client

The client is tailor made to quickly scan endpoints right before a web or server login and can also be scheduled for regular checkups. This free tool can also be used in conjunction with a local anti-malware tool.

UI and the Functionalities

Metadefender Cloud Client

Virtual Machines have been the Achilles heel when it comes to malware attack, and Metadefender ensures that all your virtual drives are scanned for viruses, malware, and keyloggers. The strength of Metadefender is the multiple anti-malware engines that it makes use of on t eh Metadefender Core server. The installation is typical of any .exe file, and it involves nothing more than that. Cloud Client is designed to perform a forensic analysis of malware by using unique methods and thus access the state of your endpoint and warn you if it’s compromised in any manner.

The best part of this program is that it employs a rather simplistic UI as opposed to the other anti-malware tools that are complicated for the usual users. Also, the entire process of Malware scan is performed within minutes with acceptable stress on the computer hardware. Metadefender dashboard is made up of five different pages including Summary, Suspicious files, IP Connections and Local Antimalware. Once the analysis is complete, you will get the brief of the session in the “Summary” sections while the Suspicious Files section displays the file that is detected as harmful.

Users will also be able to click on individual results and check out the specific processes and also DLL’s that might be infected. By checking out the Operating Memory, you can have a look at the libraries it accesses during the runtime. The best part is that Metadefender will also be running the local anti-malware tool parallel and by using its unique method it analyses the threats that are logged by the endpoint’s anti-malware engine by skimming through the data at a granular level.

Behind the Scenes

Understanding how a Cloud Client Malware analysis tool works is interesting and is also bound to increase our know-how about the malware.

Metadefender uses Memory Module Muti Scanning, Local Anti-malware analyses and Rogue IP Detection for ensuring that there is no malware playing spoilsport. The Rogue IP Detection, in particular, is quintessential since it ensures that there are no network connections to a rogue IP address by making use of several IP reputation sources. Also, the engine runs 40 anti-malware engines that use heuristic detection.

In a nutshell, if you are on a lookout for free Malware Analysis tool that comes with a rather simple UI and clean interface than the Metadefender Cloud Client is the one. Furthermore, the vast anti-malware engines ensure that the data is cross-referenced with thousands of criteria and only then the results are processes. However, the program is likely to give out false positives so be careful before you take any action based on its scan results.

You can download the free malware analysis tool here. Chrome users may want to take a look at Metadefender Chrome Extension.

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Mahit Huilgol is a Windows enthusiast, a blogger & a keen follower of everything Microsoft. He loves to keep a track of the Windows ecosystem and enjoys covering Windows 10 features & freeware.