Antivirus - Windows Server 2012 R2 with VM's

I have a server with Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V installed on the physical host and 2 virtual machines. One VM has Windows Server Essentials Role installed and is the domain controller. The other VM is for my applications such as SQL Server Express, Order Management, etc. Also, there are currently 5 desktops in the environment running Windows 7 Pro.

What antivirus product would you recommend for this environment?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Symantec Endpoint has a 5 user license and may be ideal for this. It is not expensive for 5 users and the newer (newest) versions of SEP are very good from a protection and low resource point of view.

There are other top products as well: Kaspersky, Bit Defender amongst others.

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I have been using VIPRE for years and find it to be lightweight, inexpensive, and has a great management console.   (Personally, I wouldn't touch Symantec or McAfee and while I have tried others including Trend Micro, Kaspersky and Nod32, I was crazy about them - found they either caused problems or weren't very effective).
Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
I would either use Vipre or McAfee and steer clear of Symantec.  Just ensure to exclude vhdx files being scanned during read and write.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Remember everyone has their own favourite and their own opinions (and that opinions are not facts). Use your best judgment
Any that runs on your OS's will probably be fine. I'd exclude the vhdx files from the virus scans on the host, and install your AV products in every VM.
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