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Free 2003 Server Antivirus?


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#1 Jeff V.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 09:36 AM

Hi guys, I managed to get myself an HP MediaSmart ex490 (Upgraded processor to core 2 duo 3Ghz) and this is one thing that I've yet to get is an antivirus.

 

I am only using it to share movies and music between my laptops, desktop, Xbox 360, and PS3.

 

I'm not a fan of the Open-sourced clamwin because it has no interface to interact with it.  For as much as I do with it, I don't really wanna go throw the money for a paid antivirus if I can help it.

 

Does anyone have any recommendations for a free antivirus?

My company has an Intel partnership, our rep sent us a free SaaS license for a year but it completely disabled everything.  Can't stream, shared folders are unaccessible unless your logged in as a remote desktop to the server.

 

Any suggestions are welcomed! :)

 

Thanks!


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:27 AM

Try this one, powered BY ClamAV, http://www.immunet.com/free/index.html, I have used it for years, no slowdown. no stream stopping. ;)



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:31 AM

Other than CLam that you mentioned in your post. There is no free anti-virus that I know of for business use. Free software is usually licensed for home use (non-profits) only.     


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:35 AM

Thanks for responding so quickly, Boopme.  That's what I was afraid of.  When I first started playing with it, I thought I'd try Microsoft's Security Essentials, only to find out it's not compatible with the Server platform.

 

I guess this is one reason why the whole home-server geared setup never really took off too well. :/


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:39 AM

Sorry bailey2007player, I didn't see your post.  I'll give that a try.  But I shouldn't have really expected more from the McAfee SaaS.  I've never had any luck with McAfee products, performance wise.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:37 PM

Hi,
 
Panda Could Antivirus is freeware and according to this page it works on Server 2003.


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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:30 AM

Thanks guys.  So far, I've installed Immunet and it seems to be working fine, only it doesn't seem to run unless I remote in after it restarts for updates.  I'm going to try Panda if I can't sift through the settings and find something to fix that.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 08:49 PM

SleepyDude, I tried the Panda one you suggested and it would not install on Server 03 as it was not compatible.  They may have had a typo or something.  The immunet was not wanting to start as a service and I could not figure out how to get it to run as one.  I spoke with my boss and he said I can steal one of our business licenses of Kaspersky but I'm not really wanting too as that is way overkill for all this little thing is used for.  I even thought Avast, as it's a pretty lightweight AV but not compatible with the platform.

 

Any other suggestions guys, other than Immunet and ClamWin??

 

Thank you for all the suggestions so far.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 03:44 PM

Bitdefender has worked on 2003 in the past, but does not advertise that they are free for servers, even if for home use.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:22 AM

Thanks wing987, I tried that and none of the products are supported.  I did, however, find out that Microsoft Security Essentials Beta 2 runs on Server 03 so I am now in the process of trying to hunt down one of those installers.


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