Windows Server 2003 free anti virus from clamwin - opensource rocks
Anti-Virus software and a Firewall are absolutely essential in order to avoid having your computer system hacked, disabled, or worse. There are a variety of sources these attacks can originate from, such as web pages, usb sticks floppy disks, compact discs and e-mail attachments.
So, after just setting up my home home office server, and opting for Windows Server 2003. Yes I know I should probably have played with something like Ubuntu Server - but I had a licensed version of Server2003 and as I'm specifically interested in playing with Microsoft BizTalk it kind of made sense.
Even tho server is fairly robust and I wont be surfing much I always like the peace of mind of running an antivirus application on any system thats windows based or has gaping great big flag waving 'hack me please' applications like Internet Exploder on them. My personal favourite is AVG anti-virus but it doesnt install on Windows Server 2003. Aaaargh!!!!!
However, help was at hand because I found a great free opensource version called Clamwin. ClamWin is an open source product and so is completely free. It has no active scan. Combine it with Winpooch Watchdog which adds an active antivirus scan using ClamWin's internal virus definitions and you can have a decent anti-virus running on your server.
From the CLAMWIN website:
ClamWin Free Antivirus
absolutely free of charge
- High detection rates for viruses and spyware;
- Scanning Scheduler;
- Automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database.
- Standalone virus scanner and right-click menu integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer;
- Addin to Microsoft Outlook to remove virus-infected attachments automatically.The latest version of Clamwin Free Antivirus is 0.95.1Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware.
comes with an easy installer and
code. You may download and use it
. It features: