Thursday, July 29, 2010

Web Server 2008 R2 Anti Virus

Well, I started playing around with Web Server 2008 R2 on a box that I have laying around. I found out three things about anti-virus software for servers last night.

  1. Apparently calling something a server gives you a license to steal ($300+ for AV software because it is a "server", come on).
  2. Most free anti virus software that is out there is purposely engineered to not run on servers, there are hacks, but they are a pain and software makers close these holes fairly quickly.
  3. The best thing I learned: PC Tools makes a free AV program that works with Windows 2008 R2 64 bit without a problem. Don't know how good it is, but at least of got something.
Just shar'en the wealth.

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