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Free antivirus program for Windows Server 2008?

Asked by XOIIO (18120points) June 3rd, 2011

I tried to install the free version of Avast on windows server 2008, but it says it’s not supported. The server version of avast has no free version. I have norton 360 that I could install (from a box with 3 computers supported) but I was kindof hoping to sell it to get some cash. Is there a free antivirus that will work well, or should I just throw norton in there?

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iamthemob's avatar

Do you have microsoft security essentials?

XOIIO's avatar

I don’t really liek security essentials, and it’s not that good of a program. I like nortons we brower thing where it shows if the website is safe (same as avast does), and I need a programw ith good live protection.

TheIntern55's avatar

I believe AVG works on 2008 and it really effective.

XOIIO's avatar

@TheIntern55 thanks, i’ll give it a try.

Also, have any idea how much I could sell norton internet security and norton utilities for?

XOIIO's avatar

Bah, AVG did work either so I’m just gonna use norton

XOIIO's avatar

F*CK, why isn’t a server version of windows recognized as windows grrr, norton is bust, avast is bust, avg is bust.

jerv's avatar

I use Avira myself. I no longer trust AVG and never trusted Norton

XOIIO's avatar

@jerv Tried Avira, didn’t work :( Everything says that it doesnt work on server OSes, I don’t get what the big difference is. All I have on it right now is security essentials, but i’d like something better.

jaytkay's avatar

Here’s a site with a lot of info on using Server as a desktop OS, and specifically:
“Security Software Compatibility”
http://www.win2008workstation.com/win2008/security-software

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