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Hey all, I wrote a PoSH script that searches an FTP site and downloads specific zip files. In the process, I use AVG-free to run a scan on the zip files, before and after they are decompressed.

Now I am ready to put this sucker into production, on an assigned Windows 2003 Std server. The problem is AVG-free does not support this OS and won't install. Are there any other command-line AV tools out there? The current solution that my company uses (Symantec AV) does not support command-line usage. I want to avoid having an active "AV shield" which will simply monitor a working folder. I want instant results and return codes, which I use to generate alert e-mails.

Thanks in advance

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ClamAV has a port that works on Windows. It's an open-source on-demand scanner, made to be scripted (it's meant for plugging into things like UNIX mail servers so it can be easily called from a script to scan incoming and outgoing files). It may fit your needs perfectly here.

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Its no longer supported or updated however. –  xeon Aug 14 '09 at 19:33
    
What? When did that happen?? I'll have to check the links...(we decommissioned the Linux mail filter we were using awhile back, but Clam was a prominent contender for AV for that specific purpose...) –  Bart Silverstrim Aug 14 '09 at 19:36
    
The software works however -- and can use the new virus def's. –  SirStan Aug 14 '09 at 19:37
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There are apparently other efforts for Win32 (or run under cygwin). See: wiki.clamav.net/bin/view/Main/ClamUnofficialWindows –  Bart Silverstrim Aug 14 '09 at 19:40
    
Thanks guys. I got the port (ClamWin) and it seems to be working great. I just need to get the return codes implement it into my PoSH script. Thanks! –  Kai Aug 14 '09 at 20:58

NOD32 is an excellent scanner and has command-line options. Not free, though...

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ClamAV? FPROT?

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If you are willing to try scripting your needs in Linux then ClamAV would be a great choice... You could setup a Linux VM to run the task.

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Personally, I prefer McAfee - they have a command line scanning utility - but you may need to buy a minimum number of Enterprise licenses (10 at most, I expect) to get it.

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Metascan is available with up to 8 built in antivirus engines, or simply as as core service/api to integrate your own separately licensed antivirus application. Check it out... http://www.opswat.com/products/metascan

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