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Best anti-virus software for Windows Server 2003?

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Hi,

I have a fresh install of Windows Server 2003 running and I'm trying to find good anti-virus software. I tried installing Norton SystemWorks 2004 on it, but it said that it could not run on a server, only workstation. Does anyone have any recommendations?

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Norton AV Corporate Edition I think is the best available. Several makers have made versions compatible with this OS.

http://www.grisoft.com

AVG is fully compatible with Windows NT4/2000/2003 servers.
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some others like panda
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I saw this on the AVG Free Edition website:

"AVG Free Edition CAN NOT BE INSTALLED ON SERVERS FOR ANY REASON. IT CAN NOT BE INSTALLED IN ANY NETWORKED ENVIRONMENT!"
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hmm...   Things have changed in the past year...  they used to allow one to be installed...  Guess they are tightening down the licensing on it..  lol, eh?
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I would recommend trying Symatec Enterprise edition out.

Also Tim, could you help me out with this question again?
https://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Q_20876089.html
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As you can see, there are a lot of varied opinions. I would venture that there is not a clear cut "best", otherwise everyone would use that, and the other companies would go out of business. All have their strnghts and weaknesses (ease of use, GUI, etc)
Most are about the same as far as effectiveness. No so with price or speed. My advice is pick one, and become familiar with it :-)
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Can't add much more to that...  
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Kapersky said that they're working on a Windows Server 2003 version, so I assume I should pick another company.
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Timbo.. good to see you are back...:)   Yea, if they do not have the W2K3 edition ready, I would suggest you find another solution...   Just make sure that whatever you purchase can do what you want it to do...  As in, if you are putting it on a server running Exchange, make sure that it has the right connector with it...  

Good luck..!!

FE

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Thanks, I'll do some research on my own and pick one.
Timbo87,

Thanks for your consideration and best of luck!
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When you get a spare moment, check this out: https://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support/New_Topics/Q_20878932.html Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Thanks, Tim...  

FE
I highly recommend Computer Associates' e-Trust AntiVirus.  I've had great luck with it and unlike Symantec products, it doesn't insinuate itself into many, many places in the Registry.

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The Best Seamless Installation of AV on Small Business Server 2003 - we have done many times is Symantec Antivirus Small business server 8.1
Have you tried Trend Micro at www.antivirus.com.  I have several sites running their software, and have not had a virus to get through.  It has several components, but it is easy to install and setup, and easy to admin.

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Hi,

All there is to remember is to test every product to use. Be sure it’s on the Microsoft and vendor compatibility list. Use the evaluation version where possible.

Most choose the product they are most familiar with or the corporate standard.

Working in the service industry you tend to find that the most effective of antivirus products are the ones with the intelligent updates. They will pickup the updates that come out daily or twice a day. Users who schedule their products to update daily are really asking for trouble.

Choose Symantec Antivirus Enterprise Edition. To get good performance configure the scan option to scan creation.
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Trend Micro..  a heart attack waiting to happen...   Hate to say this, but I would advise you to ck out another product before it is too late...  (from experience..!!)

Just my thoughts..

FE

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I use F-Secure Antivirus for NT Server

http://www.f-secure.com

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We've been using Symantec Enterprise on Servers and McAfee (from a SonicWall appliance) on clients.

We're switching to Kaspkersky for all.  Nice that it'll work on or linux boxes, too.   Also, being an educational facility it's 1/2 the price of Symantec 8.1, or McAfee

I've been testing KAV on 2000, 2003, and 2003 Terminal Server (servers) and on XP and 2000 clients.  No problems, other than you can't run the 'manage' software on terminal server (yet) that'll be fixed this spring. But running the KAV network manage console on 2000 or 2003 DC or not has been easy (ie: network based installs, network based updates and status monitors; very configurable re: notices to syslog, email, pager, etc for varied events)

I use Symantec 8.0 and 8.1 in other environments, but like the fact that I can set KAV to check the web for updates hourly, etc, and my clients check my server as often as I want.  With Symantec, from Server to 'Net, the connection wasn't as configurable, but from clients -> server it's not as bad.

Again, as much or more functionality for 1/2 the cost... you do the math.
Virus threats on the Internet are steadily increasing. Given this, the speed at which antivirus developers react to new viruses is a crucial factor in the effectiveness of any information security system. There have been several massive virus attacks since the start of 2004, each more destructive than any seen before.

In connection with this, a well-known research group from Magdeburg University, AV-Test.org conducted independent research to establish the reaction time of antivirus developers to new malicious code. This research was designed to discover the average time taken to release an anti-virus database update from the moment a new virus is first detected. The recent notorious viruses, Dumaru.y, Mydoom.a, Bagle.a and Bagle.b, which are all detected using heuristics, were used as controls.

This analysis is more objective than traditional comparative testing carried out by IT publications and research centres. Such tests use collections of older viruses, detected over a month prior to the start of testing, to determine the efficacy of antivirus products. This means that the most important factor in the quality of an anti-virus solution is overlooked: reaction time. It is this specific feature which determines the reliability of protection against new threats. The research carried out by the group from Magdeburg University clearly illustrates the actual quality of antivirus systems, which in turn determines the level of information security as a whole.

For maximum accuracy in analysing the speed at which antivirus database updates are released, the researchers used dedicated script programs. These scanned the developers' servers every 5 minutes for new updates. The mean results of all data received showed that Kaspersky Labs was the quickest in responding to new virus threats.

The results of the experiment ranked antivirus developers as follows:

1) Kaspersky Labs
2) Bitdefender
3) Virusbuster
4) F-Secure
5) F-Prot RAV
6) AntiVir
7) Quickheal
8) InoculateIT-CA
9) Ikarus
10) AVG
11) Avast
12) Sophos
13) Dr. Web
14) Trend Micro
15) Norman
16) Command
17) Panda
18) Esafe
19) A2
20) McAfee
21) Symantec
22) InoculateIT-VET

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Use Small Business Edition ver 8.1 with Exchange Management.
Retail; is just over $400. Cost is about $325.

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I have several clients running NAV corporate edition and i'm not really happy with.  will probably switch to trend smb/messaging suite.  

Don't rule out www.avast.com -- free personal workstation version as well...

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The exchange console is nice for SBS and the use of built-in content filtering.

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I would lovwe to hear from others here but I have been using F-prot on our Imail server for sometime.  I use the command line scanner along with Declude Imail Antivirus.

I am mentioning this because I then started using F-prot elsehwre since you must buy 10 license for the $50 minimum.  Well it is a fantastic product and extremely fast.  Additionally they come out with fixes faster than "ALMOST" any other AV vendor and they claim there product uses the least resources to scan and run realtime.

For $50 you can protect all your servers and it sure seems to be excellent protection.

Obviously I used something before this.  It was Symantec Corporate AV 8.0.  It seems to work fine but they release sigs very slowly compared to all other vendors.  If you check the web you will find Symantec often takes over 24 hours to deliver a cure for an emergency virus while F-prot will take 1 -3 hours.

Again I would love to hear if anyone ever had "Bad Experienced" with F-prot.

Lastly I recently had what appeared to be some viruses slipping through my mail server using F-prot.  Symantec on my desktopp would catch them (turned it on for testing).

I contact F-prot and complained.  Their answer was that the "Viruses" that werr marked at W32.Netskyp@mm were actually corrupted and could not execute.  Their answer was that they actually test whether the code can run not just whether it has a virus sig and treat corrupted viruses that are harmless as any harmless file.  I explained that since all other vendors caught them that they should as well since manhy of us believed viruses were slipping through.

That is the only case where F-prot allowed something Symantec did not.

The more I use it the more I like it!!

Thanks for any comments

Doug
We use ePolicy Orchestrator from Network Associates Technology, Inc. (www.nai.com -- the makers of McAfee).  For product info, visit: http://www.networkassociates.com/us/products/mcafee/mgmt_solutions/epo.htm

What makes this product superior is that our server now automatically deploys dat files and/or engine updates to all clients on our LAN/WAN; Win95 or later. It does this via an "agent" which runs locally on each client and maintains communication with the server on a defined schedule (defaults to every 5 minutes); the impact of which is minimal on the client processor.

In our environment, not all clients have access to the internet. Therefore, our server now automatically fetches updates from the internet, places them in a repository, and then automatically deploys these updates as needed on a client-by-client basis, thereby eliminating the need for IT Support intervention (except for occasional monitoring).

Completely from the server, I can view elaborate reports and delegate enterprise-wide anti-virus policies. For example, I can view which computers have encountered virus activity during a particular timeframe, or view which computers do not have the current dat files, etc. Additionally, I can dictate the client-side settings to deploy, such as when to perform an on-demand scan, what files to scan on-access, etc.

Their GUI is user-friendly and comprehensive and NAI's tech support hotline will help get you started. We definitely suggest a support contract, at least until you're up and running and familiar with the vast amount of settings available to you (many of which have pre-configured defaults).

While this product has many PROs, some CONs are that there is a learning curve for the interface. Also, to get started, we had to manually deploy the agent to our clients (this was a one-time operation), and our Win95/98 clients required pre-installing DCOM. Other than that, this product gets our highest rating.

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I am very enthousiastic about Norton Symantec corporate edition. Never had any problems with it, fast, stable and reliable.
I had a bad experience with Norton Symantec 8.1.  I bought the enterprise edition which was supposed to have Exchange "support".  Anyhoo I installed thinking that it was totally compatible out of the box with exchange since it had exchange "support".  What the installation failed to mention was that you have to configure NAVCE to exclude certain exchange folders from realtime and scheduled scans.  So fast forward a few months to early this year Late Jan when the MYDoom Virus is floating around.  Our Exchange server is getting pounded with viruses which is fine coz NAVCE was dutifully quarantining them.  Then somehow one gets into the exchange database and whammo NAVCE decides do delete part of exchange database and corrupts it beyond repair.  Anyhoo over the next few days I learn harshly how to restore the exchange database using Veritas Backup Exec 9.0 (the technician admitted that this version had problems and said I should goto 9.1 as soon as I could).
The other thing NAV CE can do is disrupt your scheduled tasks on exchange server for exactly the same reasons. And why wasn't I told this all BEFORE hand?!?!?  I'd check your exchange boxes if they have NAVCE installed.  And then exclude the necessary folders as soon as you can.
I've been thinking SOPHOS is pretty good but it's even more expensive than NAV.  

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True, you do need to read symantec's mauals very carefully before installation.

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Use GFI for your Exchange AV/SPAM issues.
http://www.gfi.com/mailsecurity/

This is a product designed specifically for Exchange not an AV product BENT to fit in.

There are so many Exchange products now.

But the reality with ALL EXCHANGE products is READ THE MANUAL carefully!.

Expecting the Vendor to do everything and all you need to do is run the install just does not cut it with Exchange.

You may want to look a little closer at your security while your at it.
hello friend,
reference to your above problem, same problem occurs when first time i installed windows server 2003 standard edition, at time of installation of norton anti virus software it show it will not run in server os, so i decided to install AVG 6.0 antivirus software and it is much better antivirus software because in my office i have lan system in one pc i have server 2003 and in second pc i have win2k in which i have installed norton antivirus 2003 but regret to say that some of the viurs are not captured by norton and when i scan thru AVG i have detected 4 to 5 files effected by virus.  so from that day i decided to install in my home pc AVG only.

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We have never been able to get NAVCE8.1 to work corectly with Novel Netware 5.1.  Realtime scanning seems to take too many resources and cause issues.  Other than that I love the product for all other applications.  It works very well with Lotus Notes.

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I can't speak to what is "best", but I use McAfee's Virus Scan Enterprise product on my 2003 Servers. I use version 7.0.1 and it works flawlessly. Version 8 is out now I believe.

Not only is the product itself good, but I like the integrated applications and support from MCAfee. I have their suite called "Anto-Virus Defense" and I can download various versions of several types of apps.

DAT updates are very timely and I am notified my email when they are posted. I have each product set to check for new DATs ebery night. This works well.

I also use the McAfee GroupShield for Exchange and Spam Killer for Exchange. It is all integrated nicely.

I am very happy with the purchase.

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I have always used Norton Antivirus or Norton SystemWorks. I have never had a problem with getting viruses or any of the sort. The only Norton product I do not like is Norton Crashguard. Most people get viruses by not having up-to-date Virus Definations.

Just my .02
Sophos w/o a doubt!

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The best advice can be found here. http://www.virusbtn.com/

www.eset.com  :::NOD32 wins its record 28th Virus Bulletin 100% Award!
Best virus solution hands down. It has outranked and outfoxed them all and found every wild virus 28 times and counting.
Nothing gets past NOD32.
Before purchasing we ran this in a test enviroment for 2 months. The damn stuff caught everything we could throw at it. Amazing Software. Very fast and takes very little resources when scanning and runing it's services.
NOD32 is byfar the best priced solution for what you get. Dirt cheap compared to Norton Corp and McAfee Enterprise...
And yes you can central manage all your clients from the server. Simple as hell to do. I Love this software

I have worked with Norton Corp 7.x to 9.x. It's ok but still failed to find unknown and wild viruses or trojans.
Recently we just phased out McAfee Enterprise. It was a very good solution execpt for price and the head aches Groupshield for Exchange would give us. Their new 8.0i enterprise client version is rather nice. I like it quite a bit because it's almost an all in one solution for clients.

I highly recommend NOD32 to all System and Netowork Admins out in the Server World.
Do your reseach and have a good time...

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Never Ever install crappy home virus software on a server. Slap on the wrist with some DDR PC3200.
If you have a server it's time to join the big boys and get some of the good stuff.
Corp or Enterprise virus solutions is all you should be looking at, not some boxed off the shelf software for a home computer.

Installing home software on a server is worse than using XP Home on all your buisness systems....LOL
XP Home stays at home and thats it.
XP Pro goes at home and strictly on buisness systems.
Same basic concept for PC's and Server software.


Good Luck..

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If you are going to install an Exchange Server I recommend GFI MailSecurity for virus/trojan/content and exploit protection at the mail gateway. Also GFI Mail Essentials for spam unless you want to outsource the spam solution and not centraly control everything yourslef.

Together NOD32, GFI MailEssentials and GFI Mail Security are cheaper and a by far better solution than Norton and McAfee's all in one solutions. Also when all three are configured which takes about 30-45 minutes each you can walk away with full confidence that they will work without any interaction for weeks to months at a time.
Most times you will get 10-40% rebates from distributors when you tell them you are migrating away from other solutions.
HOT DEAL Hint...

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I also agree with ConSoLiT for the most and I have been doing this for more years than I can count.

Personally I like F-Prot for standalone servers simply because it works well and they release new Virus sigs faster than 95% of the Virus Vendors out there.  I would NEVER use F-Prot for Exchange though as GFI definately has an excellent solution there.  (GFI MailEssentials and GFI Mail Security ).

If you happen to run an IMAIL server from IPSwitch than I highly recommend DECLUDE products.  There is NO question that Declude makes the best Mail Server AV and AntiSpam products on the market today.  They respond to threats in minutes/hours not days and have built a product that surpasses all others.

There are many commercial services that will clean your mail for you and forward it on that use Declude as there base product.  Simply because it works better than anything else out there.

Check it out at Declude.com.

Unluckily I do not recommend IMAIL.  It is not terrible but it is not great.  Pricing is pretty good.  The bottom line is if you are using IMAIL then Declude is great.  If not then for me F-Prot on the servers and GFI on Exchange.  F-Prot's pricing is phenominal as well and the ONLY viruses they may pass by are those that are Corrupted and therefore HARMLESS.  The reason for this is F-Prot actually tests the virus before it does anything.  So if it is corrupted and harmless it will let it through.

Lastly F-Prot is FAST.  VERY VERY VERY FAST.  We use the Command line scanner with declude and it scans thousands of messages per minute if the traffic is there.  Nothing is as fast as F-prot.

Gopod luck

DC

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Thanks all for the comments. I am going to review F-Prot and a few others. It may take me a while to give someone points or split.
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What is up with this thread?  I thought we had closed this months ago...  :)
it is better to use the Corporate edition of any.
I use NORTON ANTIVIRUS CORPORATE EDITION 8.1, tha is nice. You can also use Mcfee Enterprice Edition 8.01. If you use Exchange server then it is better if you use F-Secure Antivirus for MS Exchange
E-Trust Antivirus Works great on Server 2003. It is non Invasive, and takes care of itself

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Just my 2 cents....
I have been switching all my clients over to Trend Micro as the Norton Corp has been expiring.  I have run into several instances in the field where Norton does not recongnize alot of Troj Horse programs.  I had one client with up to date NAV Corp edition, who couldn't fiugure out why his PC was behaving odd.  I ran a full scan with NAV - nothing found.  I then ran a free Trend Micro scan from housecall.trendmicro.com and it found 42 copies of a virus (can't recall which) that was on the hdd as a readme.txt file.  I could right click on the file and scan with NAV, and it would not find anything.
Unfortunately, this has not been an isolated incident.  I have run into several system where NAV was disabled by a virus and TM picked it right up.

Trend Micro not only pushes out from the server, but you can also view the status of each client through a handy web interface, and change all the options even after the initial installation.  They also detect spyware and adware - not a complete solution, but coupled with adaware and spybot they catch about everything I have come across.

Panda gets great reviews and I was testing it at home.  The only problem I came into was that the auto update fails over 50% of the time and gives a big pop up telling you so.  I didn't want to have to answer client questions on that one, so I have steered clear of Panda for my support base.

-JVL

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CA eTrust is brilliant. Low resource usage and they even have a free one license trial that doesn't expire!!!
Nothing better than Kaspersky! Beats the rest hands down!
Can we like take a vote so we can get some statistics on this?

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I posted earlier about Kaspersky [KAV], and want to ammend:

I still say KAV is great (and managable, and cheap, etc) for non-Outlook users.  But Symantec [SAV] -we're using 9.1 and 8.1- still has a smaller memory footprint and is frankly, better at excising individual bugs from email.   Not b/c of it's email scan during send/rec (the 'realtime' version seems to do fine) but KAV seems to have trouble sometimes in 'real-time' mode getting rid of a nasty attachment, etc.  For example: it'll find it, but not 'clean it' (even if it means quarantining the individual email, like SAV does) and will only get rid of the bug during the (nightly) disk scan.

Also, be very careful w/ KAV and do not check the 'delete infected coumpound files' - or some such, not only will that nuke a .zip with a bug inside, it will delete a users .PST or .OST in real-time if a bug is found in an attachment that it cannot 'clean' -oops.

We get ed. pricing, so for us KAV still works on non-outlook using machines for about 1/4 the cost of SAV, and we'll keep using it.  (the MMC for SAV has come a long way, snapping into your main MMC, the rules->groups of PCs does propogate faster than KAV, nice for when you have lots of laptops via WIFI)

-- like jlemonds, i use trendmicro is my '2nd opinion' via web, but use the KAV as a "boot to Linux floppy" to get out the really bad bugs - usually from clients who let their def's expire and now have an entrenched bug.

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I currently use Symantec Corp. and love it as well as the Exchange spam filtering that they now have.  The latest upgrade of there software does have some major changes.  So I would suggest Symantec to use in a large in eviro. since they have some MMC add-ins that allow you to view your clients and control them and well as the roll out tools that they have for people like us to use.

Dockeney

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We are currently using Symantic Anitvirus version 9, Corporate edition.  We are looking to move to another antivirus application.  NAV is very expensive and has allowed too many viruses/Trojans in our network.  Call me crazy but I would recommend to anyone to scan your servers with more than one virus scanner, not at the same time mind you!
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not a virus scanner, but a scumware tool
new, still in beta
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
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So Steven, have you tried this Beta Version yet?  :)

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I just did!  Wow it's great and it found 3 spyware threats.  Way to go Microsoft.
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Yes, am running it what I like is it is proactive, and not jsut reactive (it will monitor and protect) so far no adverse affects
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Thanks!

I am getting a lot of calls from users that have purchased Spy Sweeper lately, on recommendations from their ISPs...  I cannot believe that they are telling people to go out and purchase this junk.  It seems to be causing more problems than it is solving..  Anyone else come across this app?

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I've used it and I wouldn't say it's junk.  I would say it is powerful and in the wrong hands it "may" cause an issue or two but hey you could say that about a Microsoft patch!!
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Maybe I overstated it when I called it junk...  But I just uninstalled it from a system and ran the standard Adaware and Spybot on the system and it found over 200 more instances of Spyware that Spy Sweeper did not seem to know about.  The system is now performing correctly...  :)

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I just installed Microsofts Beta which is GiantSoftwares Spyware product and it found several itesm that neither Spybot nor Adaware Professional found.   That bugs me since I was running Adwatch which is realtime protection and yet I had an old copy of SearchandBriowse hidden away.  It was not active of course but was on the system.

I believe Microsoft will actually improve Giants product but I hear they will charge for it in June of 2005.

If it does as good a job as it appeared to I would probably pay for it  to a point <BG>...

Hopefully it will be included in the MSDN subscription....

How is this thread still active anyway??????

DC

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I saw a thread and said why not?

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I have seen systems with Spysweeper completely overrun with garbage.  200 plus from AdAware and about 10 trojan horses that had to be manually removed.  I have not been impressed with SpySweeper in the least.  I have run into about 50 installations in the field and they all had problems (adware, spyware, troj horses, etc..).
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:)

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Hi. eTrust AV 7.1 is the best. There are a number of other companion products that integrate with it such as Secure Content Manager, Pest Patrol and AV agents for Exchange server and Gateways, all centrally managed. Distributes AV upgrades to Workstations also. Never had a problem when using eTrust.

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OK I will give ieTrust AV 7.1 a try.  I currently have AntiSpyware on all my servers (Windows 2003) and have been wondering if I will purchase the license in August.

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So, an old post that needs an update.

I would say that the best combination I have tried p.t is the MicroWorld eScan Enterprise edition.

it uses the AV Engine of Kaspersky, and has enhanced it by adding own functionality.

eScan is much cheaper in Enterprise than Symantec, and also Trend, F-sec, etc.

Symantec is a large company that seems safe to use, since they have such long experience, but that can be a trap as much as a good helper.

try to use the support channel of Symantec software if you need help........

MicroWorld offers 24/7 free online support for ANYONE, and it works as well. the people in the support channels are educated and experienced, and can help you with Server issues as well as AV software issues.

never had a cleaner system..... :)

/me out
For gateway protection it has got to be Trend - their software is controlled on the server and will rollitself out to all your workstations giving you central management for all your network plus gateway control of email for your exchange server.

I believe that in the server maket they are the market leader
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hmm..  they all pretty much do this, MS...  At least the corporate versions...
I love Sophos for our school system.

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Well if we are still talking on this thread the current Mcafee ENTERPrise 8.01 is excellent, especially the Exchange add-in.  It needs configuring but so does anything that you expect to work.  I am thinking of trying their ANTI Spam solution for exchange as well when GFI expires.

This is ONLY the Enterprise version mind not Mcafee consumer
Command is awful....don't use it
fpo

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We are a reseller of networking solutions.

We are selling all of the known ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (CA, Symantec, Trend Micro).

We have tested all Solutions on our own network.

The best Solutions is Panda EnterpriseSecure 3.06.10 (incl. Windows, NetWare, Linux, Exchange, Notes, AntiSpam, AntiDialer, Phishing, TruePrevent ..........)

In my opinion it is the management and reporting console, the fastest updates (1-2 per day), the fastest scan engine, included small hardware inventory of workstations and servers, free 24x7 hotline service for business users and many more ...

i repeat ... IN MY OPINION :-)

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This chat keeps on going on and on and on and on...

Sooooo, NOD32 is the best solution Hands Down. Simple to Manage, small foot print on your servers and clients. It's the fastest non service/resource hog solution avaliable on the market/World currently.
The software has a proven track record and a long history of perfection and was the first real virus/malware and scanner/detector for all 64bit windows.
I have expert knowledge of almost every product in the market concerning virus and malware and NOD32 surpasses them all.

NOD32's support is quick to support there users and updates are quick and timely. We have had 0 hits on all our clients for more than 3 years running. So thats well over 100 PC's and Server's running at 100% without a virus hot for 3 years strait.

www.eset.com
www.eset.com/news/awards.htm
www.virusbtn.com
Avast sbs2003 suite

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Well that certainly clears things up for me!

But seriously, I'm running a Windows 2003 SP2 Ibox that will be functioning as a web server, no mail. I'll need to administer through terminal services. I've been well satisfied with AVG on the 45-50 computers I've used it on for individuals over the years, but I know this doesn't necessarily correlate to a server environment.

Does anyone have any positive and/or negative experiences to relate in a similar Windows 2003 server setup?

Thanks.

Commented:
Hello,
I'm using Symantec Corporate Edition on my server and define it as master server and about 30 clients that have installed Symantec CE client on them and simply get definitions on server and automatcaly update its client,
Regards,
Hasan
Hi
 kaspersky 8.0.0.454 is best
Akash BansalIT Professional

Commented:
Hi!
Has anybody heared about Microsoft Forefront security.
Microsoft Forefront security for exchange is ultimate as it scan every mail using  four major antivirus definitions with optional kaspersky definitions too. (you may select any of 6 antivirus definitions)

Give a try!
On client machine(XP/Vista) it uses only its definition. I wish it may scan using four.

Akash

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