While there is no requirement that you load Anti-Virus software on WHS, I personally think that it’s a good idea. With more people adding programs like uTorrent, eMule and ORB to their WHS directly, there is a greater chance of a direct infection especially when using Torrent or P2P applications.
A visiting guest with his/her laptop could also spread a viral infection on my home network again increasing the chance of infecting WHS.
F-Secure will be releasing an Anti-Virus package that integrates with Windows Home Server in the not too distant future.
But what can we use in the meantime?
Since WHS is based on Windows Server 2003 we need an AV product that works on this platform and one that is able to scan the files in the WHS share and repair or quarantine them if necessary.
Some tried and tested programs include:
Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10. Only available in 5+ user packs @ £186.83. Expensive and not much good when we only need 1 copy.
NOD32 Enterprise Edition @ £154 for 5 Licences. The BEST paid for option at present.
Comodo AntiVirus. FREE but very hard to setup.
ClamWin, the open source anti-virus software. FREE but it does not have a TSR, but you can schedule scans to run and it works OK. Probably the best FREE option available.
This is what I have come up with so far. Unless YOU know better of course, in which case please let us know!
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