Free antivirus for Windows 2003 Server?

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  1. valnar

    valnar Registered Member

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    I noticed most of the free antivirus software specifically list XP, Vista and 7, but not the equivalent Server versions. Do any of them work with Windows 2003 Server?
     
  2. iTrendsNET

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    Some time back I tried various free AV and none with real time protection would install on 2003 Server. Since all connected workstations had good anti virus, I just went ahead and installed ClamAV on the server and set it to do a full scan every evening around midnight. I discovered that Windows Defender by Microsoft (free) would install so I have that running in real time as well.

    The server is just justed for local file sharing so this solution has worked very well for us.
     
  3. Woody777

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    PC Tools free, Virusbuster I think, Rising Antivirus works fine & has HIPs too, Firewallls Sygate free as well pc tools.
     
  4. Blueshoes

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    iTrend,
    Who caught more, Clam or Defender?
     
  5. Spiral123

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    I'd say Clam and Defender also...
     
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  7. valnar

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    Huh. Is it any good?
     
  8. Az7

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    Sorry, I have no idea about the efficiency & quality of this antivirus compared to other products, it supports Windows Server 2003 btw.
     
  9. iTrendsNET

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    I haven't checked the logs recently. The workstation users are under strict guidelines so they rarely if ever get a virus on their personal machine. Therefore, the chance of a bad file being saved to file shares on the server is nil. So, to my knowledge, neither program has ever had to flag a bad file.
     
  10. Espresso

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    If you're using it as a desktop OS, you can use the 2003-XP converter to change the platform identifier. Then you can install any AV you choose.
     
  11. valnar

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    What is this magic you speak of?
     
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    My 1st Question is "Have you acquired Vipre 4.0 License key"? If your answer is "YES" then you can use Vipre 4 Premium, as it was 100% compatible with Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008+ (32-64 Bit).

    And if you have not acquired it then probably you can go for ClamAV.
     
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