Solved

Is it cool to install Malwarebytes free on Windows Small Business Server 2011?

Posted on 2012-03-15
5
3,002 Views
Last Modified: 2012-03-23
Just checking if anyone has had experience with this?

Thanks.

Sky
0
Comment
Question by:Schuyler Kuhl
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
Tymetwister earned 300 total points
ID: 37726259
Sure, why not? Though I would recommend using different anti-virus software on a server, such as VIPRE.
0
 
LVL 17

Assisted Solution

by:WORKS2011
WORKS2011 earned 100 total points
ID: 37726895
Not sure I would go with it on a server, reason being "if" it were to make a mistake at what point do you pay the price. I've seen tools remove log files in exchange, enough said right??? if this were to happen you'd really wish you hadn't gone the cheap route because affective as it is that's the only other reason to use it on a server. I've found the ignore list to not always work but just my experience with it. I think it's a great product for workstations, not sold on it for servers.  

I find Trend Micro products useful for something like this.  

Curious what others think.
0
 
LVL 77

Assisted Solution

by:Rob Williams
Rob Williams earned 100 total points
ID: 37727951
The only reason you would need to install Malwrebytes on a server is if you are browsing the Internet from the server.  That is never a good idea and thus it should not be necssary.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Schuyler Kuhl
ID: 37735078
Thanks very much.  I agree with all points here.
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:younghv
ID: 37756417
Sky and others who read this:

NO - it is not "cool" to install MalwareBytes (free) on any Windows OS platform - unless it is for personal use only.

MalwareBytes is a great product and I install it (Pro) on every system that comes into my shop - but - as with almost all "Free" products, it is not a legitimate installation unless you follow the licensing guidelines.

MBAM is designed for MS Server OS's and their support team will work with you 24/7 in the rare event that something goes wrong - but if you're running a bootleg version, you are on your own.

Fully realizing that I may be expressing some out-dated ideas, it is still a simple fact that pirating software is nothing more than stealing.

@RobWill - perfect comment!
0

Featured Post

Why You Need a DevOps Toolchain

IT needs to deliver services with more agility and velocity. IT must roll out application features and innovations faster to keep up with customer demands, which is where a DevOps toolchain steps in. View the infographic to see why you need a DevOps toolchain.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A lot of problems and solutions are available on the net for the error message "Source server does not meet minimum requirements for migration" while performing a migration from Small Business Server 2003 to SBS 2008. This error pops up just before …
The problem of the system drive in SBS 2003 getting full continues to be an issue, even though SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 are both in the market place.  There are several solutions to this, including adding additional drive space or using third party uti…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question