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Any Free Antivirus software for Windows 2003 Server?

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April 1, 2007 4:22:11 AM

Hi,

One of my computers has Windows Server 2003 Enterprise SP1 (don't ask), and I don't really use it as a server, but rather as a workstation. I have a corporate licence, and therefore the Windows Server-to-XP conversion pack doesn't work for me.

The point is, I am wondering if there are any free (not a trial version) Antivirus software that's compatible with Win 2003...

I have talked to and e-mailed Bitdefender's Technical support, and they have said they would tell me of any method/patch to work around the compatibility issue, but have not gotten any replies yet. The reason is, I think Bitdefender is the best antivirus. If anyone knows if there are ways to install Bitdefender v8 Free, that would be appreciated also.

Any thoughts? Thanks.

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April 3, 2007 3:31:33 PM

Well I use clamwin as a secondary AV for most all my computers. It doesn't have an active scan, but It does work for Win2k3.
April 3, 2007 10:07:47 PM

Yeah, I use ClamWin too...
And, I do have McAfee Enterprise 8.0 on there, but strangely, it detects viruses that ClamWin does not. I hope it's not detecting ClamWin as a virus. And I don't know which antivirus to trust, on which is the more trustworthy one.

What primary antivirus do you use?
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April 4, 2007 5:12:18 AM

Hi,
thanks for the reply.

I don't mean to sound rude by questioning you, but are you sure AVG Free works in Win 2003? Perhaps if I search around the 'net for older (Pre- v7.5?) versions it will work, or maybe there is a patch, or a workaround?
Because I think I remember trying to install it, and it said it couldn't install.
April 4, 2007 6:45:44 PM

I think I use Mcafee enterprise too. It has the shield shaped icon in the taskbar. I was kinda disappointed when the normal mcafee suite wouldn't work on win2k3.
April 12, 2007 6:46:38 AM

I would rate Kaspersky as the best but AV product. Its better than CA and Norton.
May 6, 2011 3:56:02 PM

stan412 said:
Hi,

One of my computers has Windows Server 2003 Enterprise SP1 (don't ask), and I don't really use it as a server, but rather as a workstation. I have a corporate licence, and therefore the Windows Server-to-XP conversion pack doesn't work for me.

The point is, I am wondering if there are any free (not a trial version) Antivirus software that's compatible with Win 2003...

I have talked to and e-mailed Bitdefender's Technical support, and they have said they would tell me of any method/patch to work around the compatibility issue, but have not gotten any replies yet. The reason is, I think Bitdefender is the best antivirus. If anyone knows if there are ways to install Bitdefender v8 Free, that would be appreciated also.

Any thoughts? Thanks.


Jameswil
I run CA AV on my server. Runs fine. Downloaded for free from Time-Warner.
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