Friday, 24 June 2011

AntiVirus for Windows 2008 Developer Machines

Problem: My developer machine always runs Windows 2008 R2 x64.  I use the machine to browse the Internet and would like anti-virus installed.  No workstation based anti-virus will install on Windows 2008 Sever.

Initial Hypothesis: All the vendors that provide Anti-virus for Windows 2008 are expensive and are Server based anti-virus software whereas I am using my developer machine to surf and occasionally bring on files so I only need workstation based anti-virus.  Unfortunately I have never found a regular anti-virus that runs on Windows 2008 until now ... and best of all it's free and from Microsoft.

Resolution:  Use "Microsoft Security Essentials"

List of anti-virus plug ins

Update: 04 Sept 2013 - Antivirus and SharePoint 2013 (Spencer Harbar)


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