avast! Server Edition

avast! Server Edition 4.8

Great antivirus program for Windows Server Systems with full protection
4.4  (32 votes)
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AVAST Software a.s

avast! Server is the antivirus for Windows Server editions. This program is gaining popularity and has been on the market for over six years now. Version 4.8 has been fully recommended by popular software libraries and with good reviews by the users. It has a great performance and extended protection for a better price than other famous brands of antivirus.

New features include working with larger groups of clusters and terminal servers, enhanced quick configuration Wizard, 64-bit support for Windows, multiprocessor optimization and simpler interface. Also it controls traffic of P2P programs such as Kazaa and Limewire without slowing them.

The Virus Bulletin recently awarded Avast due to its ability to detect 100 per cent of the threats every time.

With a simpler interface and no complex configurations, it looks like other Avast non-server versions, but has all the necessary functions to work specifically with servers. Also you will find a notification manager for every task and its defined objects.

All updates are done automatically when connected to the Internet. It has a boot scan to prevent startup failure, creating a database of all found threats for a better protection.

Better yet, it monitors all incoming traffic and blocks undesired stuff like spyware. Compatible with Opera, Mozilla, Chrome and IE, it works with all Windows Server editions from NT 4.0 to 2008.

It doesn't need much system resources to run, and is really easy to use and to learn. Definitively a good choice. Plus the company offers a 60-days money back guarantee and discounts depending on the number of licenses.

Raul Iniguez
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Review summary


  • Automatic updates
  • Sharepoint protection
  • Terminal support
  • 64-bit support
  • Traffic control


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