Anti-virus Interrupts Installation


Your anti-virus software or firewall is blocking Metasploit from installing. 


Metasploit is a software that tests whether a system is vulnerable to certain security issues. To do this, Metasploit exploits the same vulnerabilities as common malware and hacking software. This is what your anti-virus program detects and warns you about.


There are several fixes for anti-virus blocking: 

  • Turn off your anti-virus program
  • Exclude the Metasploit directory in your anti-virus software. Check your softwares instructions for steps on excluding a directory. 
  • Disable your firewall
  • Setup a virtual machine that does not have a firewall or anti-virus installed. The following are free open source options for virtualization: * Oracle VirtualBox - A open source virtualization software.

Common Anti-virus programs

Here is a list of links to descriptions on how to create an exception for the Metasploit directory (typically c:\metasploit) for the most common anti-virus solutions: