W2K16 free virus & spyware tool

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What full free antivirus & spyware I run on my LAB W2K16 home server?
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windows defender
few if any free from avast, eset, avg, sophos will run on a server.

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'few if any free from avast, eset, avg, sophos will run on a server'
please in plain English :-) thanks.
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The free available anti-virus or anti-spyware tools that are offered for personal use on systems running workstation OS. Not server level OS.

Are you using virtualization on your LAB home computer? One option to deal with your situation is to use a VM where you install Linux/unix/untangle and have that as your gateway to the internet while it will enforcce the anti-virus/anti-malware/melicious code detection.....

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There is a default virus scanner in Windows 2016, Windows Defender.
If you see my link, you will see there are free AV for servers.

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See latest update.
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My original comment referenced Windows defender.
The free in your link if not mistaken referenced clamav ...

If that works for you, great.
John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer

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There aren't any decent antivirus solution for servers ...just stick with defender and avoid too much internet on server... (after all they are not meant for this)
Better to create a test VM with Desktop OS and use that for browsing.

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