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Which antivirus software for virtual windows 2003 server?
need antivirus software for virtual windows 2003 server

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Msg#: 3833461 posted 9:36 pm on Jan 23, 2009 (gmt 0)


I have just acquired a virtual windows 2003 server from 1and1 and I want to install proper antivirus security before I do anything else.
I had a dedicated server before with McAfee Total Protection. McAfee informs me that their software will not work on a virtual server. Also the Norton offered by 1and1 doesn't work on the server.

I read on different forums that NOD32 from Eset is good. I have contacted them, but they are not answering me. Does anyone have experience with this product?

I also contacted Kaspersky and they are also not answering me.

I would like to get a trial version to make sure the software works before signing a 2-year contract, but since no one seems to think it important to answer me, I guess I will have to order and hope for the best. So if anyone has experience with either of the two, please let me know. Mainly I want to know if their product support is better than their customer service.

I have ruled out Avast because of the high price.
thanks for any help



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Msg#: 3833461 posted 9:42 pm on Jan 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

I have used nod32 for some time now, though not on a server. IMO it is the best out there - good enough that after about 30 days on my personal system I had the office upgrade all their systems. (Come to think of it, I do believe it is running on our new server in the office now.)

nod32 is not the resource hog that Norton and some of the others are, and it has caught a lot of stuff that was slipping by those other packages. Well worth the investment in my mind.

Do a site search and I think you will find others that have said the same thing.

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