Antivirus for WHS 2011?

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  1. SunnyD

    SunnyD Belgian Waffler

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    At one point, there was a beta of MSE2 which worked on the Vail beta. Sadly, that doesn't seem to be the case any longer. The common suggestion is ClamAV, but, it's... lacking.

    Are there any other free packages that WORK for WHS 2011?
     
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    Emulex Diamond Member

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    symantec endpoint?
     
  4. SunnyD

    SunnyD Belgian Waffler

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    No thanks.

     
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    zerogear Diamond Member

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    I'm still on WHS 1, with no plans to switch until DriveExtender replacement is out + at least 6 months testing on them. Does Avast Free work on WHS 2011?
     
  6. sep

    sep Platinum Member

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    I think it does, but doesn't offer realtime scannning D:.

    SunnyD...great post you beat me to it ;)
     
  7. imaheadcase

    imaheadcase Diamond Member

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    Why would you want antivirus for whs??

    You plan on backing up viruses to whs from other machines on a regular basis..lol
     
  8. sep

    sep Platinum Member

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    There is always someone in the crowd!
     
  9. Bish

    Bish Member

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    I'm using Avast. Been since whs v1 through newest whs 2011 rig.. Seems to work, never had an infection.
     
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    sep Platinum Member

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    Is this the free version?
     
  11. Binky

    Binky Diamond Member

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    Avast never had a free version (except maybe in beta). I've run nothing on my WHS machine for years, and I haven't seen a single infection either. Of course, I never actually do anything on that box.
     
  12. sep

    sep Platinum Member

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    Well I don't think the free exist for the WHS. The ClamAV hasn't been updated in a long time. If you look at the download stats everyone is staying clear.

    The cheapest software looks to be around $40 a year. Oh well, looks like we'll have to inlcude this in overall ownership or take the risk.

    Thanks,
    -JC
     
  13. SunnyD

    SunnyD Belgian Waffler

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    Because WHS boxes are external-facing? And all it takes is one bug/exploit for someone to start dropping files on the box? Maybe?
     
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    Exodist Senior member

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    Doesnt MS Security Essentials work on Windows Home Server? Its free and can be used for small businesses up to 10 computers.
     
  15. ViRGE

    ViRGE Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus

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    Sadly it does not.:(
     
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    Exodist Senior member

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    That blows then.. Guess next best thing is Avast.
     
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    wlee Senior member

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    It doesn't have DashBoard support yet, but VIPRE works on WHS2011. You can get a "Family Pack" for about $45 that lets you use it on every ( non commercial use ) machine you own.
    I bought a couple licenses when NewEgg had it on special for $15. I'm gonna try to get it installed on my WHS box today. Would have done it last week, but the Hurricane had other ideas for my Power and Internet.

    http://www.vipreantivirus.com/
     
  18. sep

    sep Platinum Member

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    SunnyD, what did you end up with?

    What Av are you running on your WHS 2011 Server?

    I'm going to run Avast 60 day trial once i'm ready to go live with my server. It's running on my VM-WHS2011 test environment. Hopefully I find something else before the 60 day trial is up.
     
  19. SunnyD

    SunnyD Belgian Waffler

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    Nothing. I'm in the middle of "rebuilding" my WHS box anyhow, so it's a non-issue.