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  • I tried installing Microsoft Security Essentials on my home server, but there wasn't a version appropriate for WHS. Do I in fact need anti-virus and malware software on the home server?

    Thanks
    • Moved by kariya21Moderator Saturday, January 9, 2010 4:50 PM not a hardware/OS installation question (From:Windows Home Server Hardware and Installation)
    • Changed type kariya21Moderator Saturday, January 9, 2010 4:52 PM not a technical question
    Saturday, January 9, 2010 3:43 PM

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  • I tried installing Microsoft Security Essentials on my home server, but there wasn't a version appropriate for WHS. Do I in fact need anti-virus and malware software on the home server?

    Thanks
    It's not "required", but definitely recommended (especially if your server is available through the internet and/or you have other users that can access your server from clients you can't control).  I use WHS version of avast! on mine.
    Saturday, January 9, 2010 4:52 PM
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