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joe dotm May 31, 2012, 03:03pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello again :)

A client of mine has 1 server and 7 PCs;
- Windows 7 installed on the server / mirroring on 2 HDD (don't ask me why Windows 7 and not windows server, he wished so, contrary to my advice);
- Windows 7 on all other PCs

For virus protection, i know of 2 ways (enlighten me for me, if u think abt more):
1- Install one Antivirus on the server, install clients on the PCs, let the antivirus on the server updates itself and deploy the updates on the PCs (I guess this consume less downloads)
2- Install individual antivirus on each PC and let each update itself

Which way do you advise?
If choice 1, what antivirus can I use (and can it work the way 1 says if the OS is Windows 7 on the server or does it need a Windows Server OS so that it deploy the update on all PCs.

Thank you


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Keith Braud Jan 23, 2013, 09:03am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Which antivirus for a Server using Windows 7?
You can check out Avira Antivirus software website.I hope that you can find your solution on the website.

John Edwin Jan 28, 2013, 09:17am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Which antivirus for a Server using Windows 7?
I would recommend Eset Endpoint to work with option 1;I have heard people say that you can not run 2 anti-virus on a machine,BUT am using ESET and the Microsoft Provided Security Essentials and all is well,no slow speeds,all works very well;try this combination;

Keith Braud Jan 29, 2013, 06:16am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Which antivirus for a Server using Windows 7?
@John Edwin, client of Joe Dotm is using a shared network. That mean that he would have to install just 1 antivirus in server and it will be install on all PC's which are attached with the server.

Keith Braud Jan 29, 2013, 06:19am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Which antivirus for a Server using Windows 7?
@John Edwin, MSE is a light antivirus thats why it is running with another antivirus in your system. But whenever you will try to use 2 antivirus software same time, definitely it will slow down your PC. For example try to use Esest Node32 Antivirus with Avira or Avast, your system speed will be very slow.

John Edwin Jan 29, 2013, 06:44am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Which antivirus for a Server using Windows 7?
@Keith Braud
Yes i know its light BUT i have also installed ESET on the client machines,i have thoroughly tested this and it has worked so well,i have very few issues with viruses if any on these networks where i have implemented this;I installed ESet on a windows Server and just got licenses for the client machines;they all get updates from the server;The server is a mirror meaning that non of the clients has to connect to the internet to get updates;Am speaking from my experience and i have proven what am saying;i equally have clients whose networks i have implemented this and i have never had a complain in line with being slow;no conflict what so ever;
Actually i would never try it with any other other than Essentials and ESET;I have used quite a number of these anti-virus software and for me ,the combination i use is the best according to my experience;
He could also install essentials which is free if he is running genuine windows on those workstations;

Keith Braud Jan 29, 2013, 07:14am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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@John Edwin, I am not going to oppose Eset Antivirus as I have also used it. But the main problem with is that if you have 8GB Pin drive and you have to scan your data then Esest will consume alot of time. Not on this this will also delete infected files for forever. Which MSE is the software which heals files from virus.

John Edwin Jan 29, 2013, 07:26am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Which antivirus for a Server using Windows 7?
@Keith Braud, Well i dont know about that;i haven't had issues,have you ever tried ESET endpoint Security?


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