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Antivirus on Windows Server 2003

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  • Hi,

    Does anyone have any ideaas where I can get a decent free antivirus program (preferably with realtime protection), compatible with Server 2003, standard (32bit) edition?

    Or.. if push come to shove, a complany that does a server compatible antivirus program for which you dont have to buy gazillions of liscences - I only need one, so I don't want to be forking out more than i really have to.

     

    Many Thanks,

    Kieran

    Sunday, November 19, 2006 9:07 PM

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  • Hi,

    I believe these to products, although not free, can be bought with a single license.

    http://www.grisoft.com/doc/1

    Cheers

    Nathan

    Sunday, December 24, 2006 8:37 AM
  • You can get a hold on:

    Bitdefender free edition (www.bitdefender.com)

    ClamAV Antivirus, Free  (www.clamwin.com)

    you can also tryout AVG Antivirus (www.grisoft.com) but i donot think their free version would run on Windows server 2003

    Sophos Antivirus offers a free trial version (www.sophos.com), runs on Win2k3

    I hope that you can find your desired antivirus from above products.

    Regards,

     

    Tuesday, January 30, 2007 11:14 PM
  • I know this thread is a little old but it still might help others to know that F-Prot Anti-Virus for Windows works on W2K3 for the same price as their Desktop:  $29.00.  Or for $50.00 you can get 10 licenses for desktop or servers.  It doesn't cover all the extra server things like email, etc. but for users like me who use W2K3 as their primary desktop, it is great to see a company that doesn't charge the normal "server-tax" for a product that works exactly the same on a desktop or a server.

     

    If I want extra server features, I don't mind paying but anti-virus is anti-virus.  Similarly, NTFS is NTFS whether or not it is on W2K3 or WXP and yet disk cloning and defrag makers charge a premium of up to 2000% to run on a server even if you don't need or use extra enterprise-type features.

     

    My hat's off to F-Prot for dropping the server tax.  I hope others will follow suit.

     

    http://www.f-prot.com/products/corporate_users/win/

     

    http://www.f-prot.com/products/home_use/win/

     

     

    Dale Preston

    MCAD C#

    MCDBA, MCSE

     

    • Proposed as answer by wobnetmail Monday, February 23, 2009 10:21 AM
    Wednesday, May 23, 2007 10:31 PM
  • I tried all ...I currently run...

    ClamAV Antivirus www.clamwin.com But I still use trendmicro, and pandasoftware's free online scan tools...

     

     

     

    Troy

    http://primoris.com

    Saturday, October 06, 2007 8:06 PM
  • TimuMc & others: Thanks a bunch for the post. I was looking for a free antivirus for Win-2003 and found this thread which saved me a lot of "research time". I'm using Clainmwin free antivirus.
    Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:54 PM
  • Hi,

    I have CA  Security software free with my Time Warner Cable Internet Service and the anti-virus loaded just fine on Server 2003.  I am running a scan now, good stuff, real time protection, automatic updates, ect.  I tend not to like the CA firewall, kind of leaky, but a free AV for the server test box is always a plus.  They may have a 30-90 day trial on their website, just google .

    Hope that helps,
    Keith
    Jets PC
    Thursday, March 06, 2008 12:56 AM
  • Thank you very much for your advice.  As a time warner subscriber, I have downloaded the CA  Internet Security Suite to my laptop (windows XP) today.  After the installation, my office outlook has been blocked. The application will popup and run for only one second and shut down automatically. Have I mistakenly done some setting at you CA Internet Secuirty Suite to accidentally block my office outlook?  I have disabled the firewall but the outlook still shut off automatically.  Can you help? 

     

    Thank you very much for your kind assisatnce.

     

    May

    Saturday, March 29, 2008 9:09 PM
  • I am also a Time Warner subscriber, and downloaded the "CA Internet Security Suite 2007" and installed it on my computer running Vista Home Premium SP1, which up until today, was running GREAT!

    This completely insidious software brought my computer to a CRAWL. Terrible. CPU shot up to 100% and stayed there until I was patient enough to close it down, log off, and reboot and get rid of the thing.

    What's odd, though, is that doing a search for the product on the CA web site returns ZERO results. Hmm... did they GIVE this turkey to Time Warner for free or something? It should not be allowed on Vista. Trust me. I have just lost 3 hours just trying to get rid of the nasty piece of junk!


    Sunday, May 11, 2008 3:12 AM
  • Bitdefender total security 2009,
    Wednesday, August 20, 2008 6:40 PM
  • I am using Comodo Antivirus ! It's ok now...

     

    Wednesday, October 15, 2008 12:30 PM
  • i had the CAV(comodo anti virus) on my xp and only removing it and installing CIS (comodo internet security) the cis found a trojans and backdoors on mt computer  the ones that cavs missed.

    so in my opinion  the cav is nice but not powerfull and miss a lot of things!

    i have the same problem with w3k no free AV only clamAV but it doesnt have real time  protection!

    so until comodo fixed CIS to run on w3k i'll stick with CAV

     

    btw avg8 doesnt run on w3k but 7.5 does (free of course)

     

    Tuesday, October 28, 2008 11:14 AM
  • clamav could be used as 2nd/backup antivirus software.

    pctools' antivirus is free and can be used on windows server 2003.
    http://www.pctools.com

    it works fine, but it's real-time scan rate is not so good - even when u use "fast scan",
    it real-time scan cause some software startup slowly, like firefox, or cause some
    software interactive slowly, like cisco vpn client.
    Thursday, October 30, 2008 2:17 AM
  • i did installed the pctools anti virus it but it has too many false positive (and i know because i wrote the code )

    altho i was suprised that the false positive was some kind of trojan .i didnt think that the free addition will detect them cuz there is an additional price quate for the spyware detection.

     

    Wednesday, November 05, 2008 7:12 AM
  •  

    ClamAV Antivirus www.clamwin.com But I still use trendmicro, and pandasoftware's free online scan tools...
    Wednesday, November 05, 2008 4:30 PM
  •  Amish_Guy wrote:

    Hi,

    Does anyone have any ideaas where I can get a decent free antivirus program (preferably with realtime protection), compatible with Server 2003, standard (32bit) edition?

    Or.. if push come to shove, a complany that does a server compatible antivirus program for which you dont have to buy gazillions of liscences - I only need one, so I don't want to be forking out more than i really have to.

     

    Many Thanks,

    Kieran

     

    I know this is a old post but any good antivirus i can find is 10+ keys and 200+ USD and one have any ideas bitdefender now sucks MAGA sys resorces so thats out and any others i have seen here ehter dont have a live scan that will keep up with a web server or cost 200 + USD

    Wednesday, December 10, 2008 7:03 PM
  • why dont get rid of vista home? pro is a little more stable but what a waste of power!!!
    Tuesday, January 06, 2009 10:14 PM
  • Hi to all
    this website is a phishing site and containing hormfull viruses.,and if we uses this website ,it will going to stolen our data,password etc. http://www.search-and-destroy.com/ .  Becarefull with this phishing website.

    Thanks and Regards
    K.R.Prasad
    Tuesday, October 20, 2009 10:17 AM
  • I suggest Kaspersky or Avast, great antivirus Softwares
    Download from http://www.techvts.com/security/
    Monday, October 26, 2009 3:49 AM
  • hi Comgeek,

                 Thanks for suggesting them,here they are asking for Server anti virus softwares for free, not for XP/2000 systems.
    Thanks
    K.R. Prasad
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 5:03 AM
  • Spyware Terminator comes bundled with the ClamAV db, which it taps into for realtime scanning. Be careful to uncheck any questionable intrusive "spyware" it may offer to include for you during the installation, unless it's something you really want on your server...

    IMO it slows things down a bit on foreground processes; but I may be blaming it for some other junk I've got installed. The file serving seems fine though. I've come to trust it enough to replace spybot for my anti-malware as well.
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 7:34 PM
  • Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus 9.0.0.407 its a free anti - virus  works with server editions tooo ..


    http://download.cnet.com/Avira-AntiVir-Personal-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10322935.html?tag=mncol;pop
    Friday, October 30, 2009 11:17 AM
  • Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus 9.0.0.407 its a free anti - virus  works with server editions tooo ..


    http://download.cnet.com/Avira-AntiVir-Personal-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10322935.html?tag=mncol;pop
    Aviria AntiVir Personal does not work on Windows Server 2003. This is a thread requesting an antivirus for Windows Server 2003.
    Wednesday, November 04, 2009 6:32 PM
  • well if avira is not supported you must see "ESET NOD32 " it takes only 20MB of memory it's fast works great. for more info you can visit http://www.eset.eu/products and to download http://www.eset.eu/download/registered ... fully functional free trial is available . .... Windows Defender is free for Windows Server 2003 .. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/defender/default.mspx ....
    Thursday, November 05, 2009 5:45 PM
  • Hi,

    Does anyone have any ideaas where I can get a decent free antivirus program (preferably with realtime protection), compatible with Server 2003, standard (32bit) edition?

    Or.. if push come to shove, a complany that does a server compatible antivirus program for which you dont have to buy gazillions of liscences - I only need one, so I don't want to be forking out more than i really have to.

     

    Many Thanks,

    Kieran

    Metascan includes the Clamwin engine as well as up to 7 other antivirus engines. It's also available as a core service/API that can be used to integrate your own separately licensed antivirus appplication. Check it out: http://www.opswat.com/products/metascan
    It's typically used for multi-scanning for things like ASP file servers/gateways or removable media "whitening stations."
    Monday, November 16, 2009 9:42 PM
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    Saturday, December 12, 2009 8:37 AM
  • I know only 2 free antivir-software for server:

    "My Free Antivirus"
    http://www.freeware.de/download/my [...] 36792.html

    "Rising Antivirus 2010"
    http://download.cnet.com/Rising-An [...] 74783.html

    The last seems to bee better!
    Saturday, February 20, 2010 10:23 PM
  • Old Thread, New Answer...
    www.SuperAntiSpyware.com
    It slows boot time by a few seconds, but does the job well. (Currently running it on 2k3).
    Also using Ashampoo Personal Firewall, (downloaded & installed on XP originally,
    but it installed on 2k3 with the same code no problems).
    I also use Spybot S&D for Immunizations weekly and haven't had a problem yet,
    (and I am open due to my p2p actions.).

    Best part...
    ALL ARE FREE !!!

    On a side note:
    ImageBurn works great too (once burn rights are allowed).
    Just wish I could find a good FREE Partition Program for 2k3.
    Monday, March 08, 2010 8:33 PM
  • Good free partition manager for any windows or linux system:
    http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php

    I used it on Vista and 2k3 very successfully.
    Saturday, March 13, 2010 2:48 PM
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 is among the best anti-virus software packages on the market today. It's highly effective, has a great interface, and it's easy on computer resources. Kaspersky Anti-Virus protects your computer from all angles, guarding against viruses, trojans, worms, spyware, and rootkits. The impressive arsenal also keeps your computer safe from exploits (OS and browser), keyloggers, dialers, adware, malicious scripts, and more. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 offers full web protection; the Kaspersky URL Advisor gives you a whole new level of protection online.
    Friday, June 11, 2010 11:07 AM
  • Hi,

    Does anyone have any ideaas where I can get a decent free antivirus program (preferably with realtime protection), compatible with Server 2003, standard (32bit) edition?

    Or.. if push come to shove, a complany that does a server compatible antivirus program for which you dont have to buy gazillions of liscences - I only need one, so I don't want to be forking out more than i really have to.

     

    Many Thanks,

    Kieran

    I had make chat with once of admin of AVG.com, and finally i found this shareware, for Windows 2003 Server. It's 30 days trial.

    http://www.avg.com/us-en/download.prd-triabe

    Good Luck... !!!

    Saturday, June 26, 2010 12:38 PM
  • Take a look at gparted Linux boot and all. I just partitioned server 2003 r2 No problems

     

    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 4:18 AM
  • Hi there ,

     

    I've found an a website a list with with tops antivirus and antispyware and to link to theyr home page if you are interested just take a look. It may help you

     

    Here you got the list :

    http://www.rootishare.com/13044/anti-malware-security-suite-vendors.html

     

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 8:06 AM
  • Hi you can try speedmypc software which will recover  you from all your computer problems.
    speedmypc
    Friday, April 15, 2011 8:34 AM
  • Try to use INNOBATE antivirus 1.0 version its a decent antivirus for windows 2003.

    this is latest version of INNOBATE anti virus.

     

    Avast and Kespersky,these two anti viruses are also good for windows 2003 and preferably with real time protection


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    Friday, April 15, 2011 1:51 PM
  • I'd use Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 and it was great. It was expired this year, and I am using now malwarebytes, so far so good..

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    Friday, April 15, 2011 6:13 PM
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    Friday, April 15, 2011 9:52 PM
  • The CA internet security suite will NOT install on server 2003 It errors out with unsupported operating system.
    Sunday, July 17, 2011 10:52 AM