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would norton delete operating systems files that I need to run websites




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Well, as far as I remember, Norton antivirus is for home use, and I would not suggest you use it on a server. For servers use Symantec Endpoint Protection (current version is 11, or - if you're a small business - 12).

I have SEP 11 working on my server 2008, with SQL, and I never had issues. Is there any specific reason you believe it wouldn't work?
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maybe it would delete protected system operating files
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No. SEP does not delete system files. As I've mentioned before, I have one working on Server 2008 for a couple of years now, it works well.

I don't really recall any occasion on which SEP would delete system files, to be honest.

As long as you are using business-oriented antivirus, it will work just fine.
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maybe 'norton for home use' would delete protected system operating files

I dont have sep11 or sep12
is there a trial
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Right. I wouldn't suggest using Norton for home use in any case.

I see that Symantec allows you to download the trial of both Symantec Endpoint Protection client (which is what you need) and SEP Management Console (which you would use to install SEP on and manage several computers and/or servers) here. Go ahead and download it.

Remember that you should have only one antivirus installed  on a server/computer at a time.
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thanks
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