How can I restart the Metadefender Endpoint service?

While there's generally no need to manually restart the Metadefender Endpoint service, OPSWAT support may ask you to do so in certain circumstances. 


For Windows 32-bit or 64-bit

  • Open the Windows Services manager: Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services
  • Scroll down to OPSWAT GEARS Client

  • Right-click on it and select 'Restart'

 For OS X / macOS

  • Open a bash terminal
  • Type: sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.opswat.GearsCLI.plist
  • Hit enter and provide your password
  • Then type: sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.opswat.GearsCLI.plist
  • Hit enter and provide your password again


This article pertains to the Windows and Mac versions of the Metadefender Endpoint
This article was last updated on 2016-11-21

(This article was changed to reflect the new name of Metadefender Endpoint on 2016-02-24)


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