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    Hello

    i have a server running server 2003r2 which holds all of my pc's aplication folders like office, Adobe and etc..

    as well the server holds all our back-ups from all of the other pc's which is then backed up to multiple devices every night

    which is the best anti-virus to run ?

    i want something not to expensive because or company doesnt have that much money at the moment.

    Please help

    Ajw901
    Last edited by ajw901; 9th August 2009, 14:25.

  • #2
    Re: Best Av for my setup

    Look at independant ratings such as those by Virus Bulletin. NOD32 seems to be generally regarded as the "most effective" - avoid referring to products as being "best". It also has a very small system footprint.
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    • #3
      Re: Best Anti-Virus for my network

      Originally posted by ajw901 View Post
      i want something not to expensive because or company doesnt have that much money at the moment.
      IMHO a very bad way of thinking with any security product
      Spend the money you need to get the product that you need

      If you don't, the cost when you get attacked WILL be much higher than any saving
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      • #4
        Re: Best Av for my setup

        I second what Ossian said, going for the cheapest option is rarely a good idea. Consider what features you need before making a decision.

        I do not have a high opinion of NOD32 personally, their support is heavily advertised as being based in the country of purchase, but is purely for usage queries. Anything technical goes to the developers. Also one of customers who uses it has disk space issues with NOD32 leaving temp files all over the place, and has had issues in the past with Server 2008 NLA not working when NOD32 is installed.
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        • #5
          Re: Best Av for my setup

          Both of those issues are now fixed with the latest version.
          Gareth Howells

          BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

          Any advice is given in good faith and without warranty.

          Please give reputation points if somebody has helped you.

          "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

          "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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          • #6
            Re: Best Av for my setup

            Originally posted by gforceindustries View Post
            Both of those issues are now fixed with the latest version.
            Must tell them that next time I'm there. They are very unhappy with the support though, the guy that sold them it really pushed the local support aspect, whether through ignorance or omission, and any issue more than "How do I do such an such?" has to go to the developers apparently.

            The main reason they bought it was that it was the cheapest product though.
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            • #7
              Re: Best Av for my setup

              With your setup I will recomend you AVG or kaspersky. Both products are good.
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              • #8
                Re: Best Av for my setup

                Nod32 has the potentional to be just as destructive to your server as a virus.

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                • #9
                  Re: Best Av for my setup

                  The same is true of any antivirus product if it's configured badly. When our sister company moved to Kaspersky it crippled the system for the first few days, after which they opted to run without AV until another solution could be found.
                  Gareth Howells

                  BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

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                  "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

                  "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Best Av for my setup

                    As per my review, I suggest you to use Norton Antivirus 2009 and AVG 10. I think that you should use any one of them and both are also good for your setup.Use it. Hope, any one of them may satisfy your need.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Best Av for my setup

                      Originally posted by ingridseynhaeve View Post
                      As per my review, I suggest you to use Norton Antivirus 2009 and AVG 10
                      I'm pretty sure both of those manufacturers tell you to disable all other resident antivirus protection before installing their product...
                      Gareth Howells

                      BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

                      Any advice is given in good faith and without warranty.

                      Please give reputation points if somebody has helped you.

                      "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

                      "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Best Av for my setup

                        Originally posted by ingridseynhaeve View Post
                        As per my review, I suggest you to use Norton Antivirus 2009 and AVG 10. I think that you should use any one of them and both are also good for your setup.Use it. Hope, any one of them may satisfy your need.
                        Why would you use 2 av products on the same machine???

                        OP,

                        We currently have 2 AV products running in our enviornment, McAfee ePO 4.5 for clients and Trend Server Protect for servers.

                        We also have AV scanning on our switches and on our firewall devices.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Best Anti-Virus for my network

                          Originally posted by ajw901 View Post
                          Hello

                          i have a server running server 2003r2 which holds all of my pc's aplication folders like office, Adobe and etc..

                          as well the server holds all our back-ups from all of the other pc's which is then backed up to multiple devices every night

                          which is the best anti-virus to run ?

                          i want something not to expensive because or company doesnt have that much money at the moment.

                          Please help

                          Ajw901
                          Is this AV solution for one server or server and clients? If t is for Clients as well, it is important to get a solution that will manage the roll out of definition updates and notify you when a machine is infected. Ideally, an AV solution that also scans for spyware.

                          We use Mcafee VirusScan in conjunction with epolicy orchestrator and opt in for Gold Support. Initially, it is not the cheapest of solutions but long term, renewal is much cheaper.

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