Antivirus is software used to prevent, detect and remove malware.

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Symantec - Flagging every local HTML file on my computer as a virus

I just ran Symantec Anti-Virus and it's flagging literally every since HTML,PHP,ASP/ASPX file on my computer as a virus. That's nearly 600 files on my laptop. Can this be? How can a text file ...
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XP Pro SP3 unresponsive requires power down

New to serverfault, but searched google and the forums here and haven't found anything regarding my issue. I have two laptops in my network that are displaying similar issues. They are from different ...
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NAS and Anti-virus

For the past six or so years now I've done without any kind of anti-virus protection on my (personal) desktops/laptops. Between the A/V subscription scams, resource hogging and errors they ...
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What is the smallest anti-virus software for use on Windows NT machines?

I have some really old machines and want to run a virus scan on them. They only have about 64mb RAM, 333Mhz processor, etc. I don't want a whole suite, just something light weight and effective.
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Best Network Antivirus for Windows XP [closed]

I'm maintaining around 10 PC's with Windows XP as their Operating System. Currently we're using antivirus within each PC. Now I want to upgrade our antivirus. I'm searching antivirus with these ...
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What should be excluded from a virus scan on a Microsoft based server (IIS, MSSQL, etc.)?

I want to keep antivirus software from affecting performance on a TFS installation -- what should be excluded from antivirus scanning? IIS? MSSQL? Am I opening myself up for possible attacks by ...
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Should I install an AV product on my domain controllers?

Should I run a server-specific antivirus, regular antivirus, or no antivirus at all on my servers, particularly my Domain Controllers? Here's some background about why I'm asking this question: ...
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Running Norton Internet Security 2009 from command line

I'd like to be able to run Norton Internet Security 2009 from the command line and have the status of that scan set the errorlevel in Windows. With older versions, you could so something like this: ...
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Does Norton Antivirus 11 for Mac OS X pull signature updates as deltas?

I manage a Mac OS X (Leopard), laptop that has Norton Antivirus 11 installed. Whenever LiveUpdate executes, it proceeds to pull down a sig database of approx. 30 MB. Does anyone know why the updates ...
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AVG offline install

Is it possible to install AVG antivirus (the free version) offline? If so where would I go on their site to download that?
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Do I need anti-virus on a Rackspace dedicated/managed web and database (Linux) server?

I am working with Rackspace (but this applies to any good host provider) to configure a Red Hat Linux web and database server. Both machines are dedicated to us and managed by Rackspace. Rackspace ...
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Avg AntiVirus Professional Scalability?

With the Network editions of AVG Anti virus for business, how well does it scale? How many users can it support on one network? I have heard a few stories of business's with about 3000 computers under ...
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What Security Suite to choose?

What security suite would you recommend in an environment consisting of roughly 120 PC's and some 30 servers? Environment is MS only, so Exchange and ISA must also be supported.
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Active Directory and Antivirus [closed]

I am looking for an antivirus program (preferably free) to roll out into an Active Directory office environment. I would like to be able to update and alter settings for this program (on each ...
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Norman Antivirus corporate virus log file

Does the Norman Antivirus corporate edition log virus detections in a central place? It currently sends out virus emails, but that is not so good for parsing the log files. My desired end result would ...
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Open source antivirus/antispam/web filtering gateway [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Open Source Unified Threat Management Software Options I want to install firewall which have following features Antispam, Anti Virus, Webfiltering, Userwise access, ...
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Updating Malware cleaning skills

I have seen some sites offering 'Malware University', training classes on getting rid of malware. Do you think that updating your malware removal skills (or arsenal) is necessary from time to time? ...
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How to configure “On-Access Anti-Virus” for a faster boot?

I am in the process of trying to optimize the boot process of our 700 Windows XP workstations, we regularly have complaints about the start-up and login times on site workstations. Looking at this in ...
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Anti virus For Linux

Over last year we have tried to deploy antivirus software on production linux servers. In most cases after a few weeks under month end loads applications start running slow, or do not work as it ...
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Antivirus for Windows 2003? [closed]

I need to find antivirus for Windows 2003 server. I only have one server. Does anyone know how I can buy the software for just one server (no workstations) for around $50 is possible.
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Bad results from malware cleanup tools?

As there's already a wiki regarding cleanup tools, are there any tools that have given you negative results (i.e. made the system worse)?
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Windows XP Pro - Can't install VLC Player? [closed]

ASUS EEEPC with Windows XP Pro. I am logged in as Administrator, I download and install VLC. Everything looks normal and the install seems to proceed normally. Except the program is never installed. ...
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Automated tool to remove symantec AV

I need a tool to automatically remove Symantec AV (~v10.0) from desktops when the uninstall password is not known or the install is corrupt. I know some AV products will do this for you if they can ...
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Comodo Antivirus - Free antivirus for commercial use [closed]

has anyone had any experience with Comodo Antivirus? Normally things are not free for commercial use unless you go down the open source way. I would like to know iof anyone has deploy this antivirus ...
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Best Antivirus for Workstation today [closed]

would you tell me 3 antivirus programs and put them into TOP 3 list? Should i take Kaspersky, AVG, Avast, McAfee or Symantec? Thanks!
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Spam and anti-virus on Exchange 2007?

I've found a number of solutions. They all say that they're the best (of course they do!) but they all can't be so I'd like some impartial advice. I would like to know your experiences of spam and ...
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How to stop Symantec Endpoint from screwing up my internet connection proxy settings?

We have a Symantec Endpoint infrastructure in our organization. Also, the individual computers connect to the internet through a proxy server. Now, for some reason, the Endpoint client is repeatedly ...
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Windows Defender- good or bad?

Anyone have any experience with Windows Defender? Is it a replacement for antivirus software or something else to run alongside? We are looking for something that isnt as bloated as McAfee 8.5i.
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Best Open Source or Freeware Malware/Spyware/Antivirus with centralized management? [closed]

What are the best Malware/Spyware/Antivirus solutions? Several requirements for the solution: Open Source or Freeware Centralized Management Reporting and Remote Installation Think spybot / ...
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Symantec Endpoint Protection - Replicating my sites

I have Symantec Endpoint Protection Installed on a Windows Server 2003 machine, this has VPN links to two other offices with Windows Server 2003 machines. I am trying to replicate Symantec Endpoint ...
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Unknown Directory Shortcut File or Mount | VISTA [closed]

I have this weird mount icon after a trojan cleanup days ago for a client. The icon when clicked takes you to the My Computer guid. The file properties are Type: File, Location: C:\, Size: 6.76. If we ...
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What is the best Antivirus for a Windows Domain Network? [closed]

What is the best Antivirus for a Windows Domain Network?
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How can I determine whether an Antivirus product is installed?

We have a large installation with over 15,000 machines. They are supposed to have a version of Trend Micro installed; however, we don't know that for sure. These are all Windows boxes which includes ...
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Is it possible to have a Single Anti-virus program for many VMs?

Sorry if I am asking a dumb question. Generally We use a physical server and create multiple virtual machines on that.(I am addressing the most simplest scenario) The operating systems and the ...
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What is the difference between Windows Defender and Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool?

Why does Windows Vista have two programs to remove viruses: Windows Defender and Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (MRT)
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Some questions about the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (MRT)

Does this program automatically run? If so, when and how often? Is it automatically updated? How do you disable it? How can you tell if it is running? What versions of Windows is it installed on?
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Windows 7 RC1 (x64) and Trend Micro OfficeScan

Our IT dept is going to use 7rc1**(7100)** 64 bit. Unfortunately we are having an issue with OfficeScan. On install attempt it is saying we need to be member's of Administrators. I double checked ...
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Clients not reporting security status to SBS 2008

I'm managing a small network with Small Business Server 2008 and 7 clients running a mix of Vista and XP. The server and clients are all running McAfee Total Protection Service for malware and spyware ...
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Is it important to deploy a SharePoint-specific anti-virus solution?

I'm looking at the positives and negatives of deploying a SharePoint-specific anti-virus solution at the moment. Is this important if all the desktop clients are running anti-virus? Will installing ...
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Do I need to deploy antivirus and anti-spyware software to all the PCs on my network?

I am already using antivirus on all our PCs, and, of course, we're behind a firewall. Does anti-spyware software like adaware still provide an additional benefit, or does modern antivirus/firewall ...
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Should i install an antivirus on my windows 2008 server?

Just bought a new windows 2008 server and i set there some of our websites, the windows firewall is running, should i install an antivirus? and which one you recommend?
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Should I install antivirus in Windows 7 RC XP Mode?

I've just finished installing the new Windows Virtual PC/XP Mode Betas on my Windows 7 RC. I'm seeing the windows security warnings in the virtual environment, and also when I launch a virtual ...
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Stop Sophos trying to update immediately after login

All of our corporate PCs have Sophos installed, but we're getting complaints about slow network speed and boot times from the users. We've tracked this down to Sophos checking for updates as soon as ...
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Should we run anti-virus software on our dedicated sql server?

Seems like a waste of resources to me, but our team is currently discussing. What is generally considered the best practice here?