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AVG in IIS and resident shield

We have a live webserver that we process transactions on (well through) and we are changing the AV to AVG.  The website owner is having issues with enabling the resident shield as he feels it will slow the server down too much and may interfere with the IIS when scanning logs.  Is there any value to this?  What are my best options if the shield is not enabled.  Is it even an AV solution if they're not enabled?

It's IIS7 and gets about 2k hit p.h.
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Sudeep SharmaTechnical DesignerCommented:
One must follow the best practices while configuring the AV on any Windows server.

Please check the exclusion list provided by Microsoft for configuring the AV.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/953.microsoft-anti-virus-exclusion-list.aspx

Sudeep
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wannabecraigAuthor Commented:
Really what I'm trying to establish is that if we're not using the Active Shield are we protected at all?
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Sudeep SharmaTechnical DesignerCommented:
No.
You may need to run the manual scans or schedule scans to check if you system is infected or not.
And that would be too late if you system get infected before you run the scan. Most of the infection would disable the AV services so you would be unprotected and infection may not let you run it either.

So not using ActiveShield is more or less without any security.

As far as the performance is concerned, if you exclude the files and folders specified my MS, it would not hamper the productivity of the IIS as such.

Sudeep
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