A/V for a Windows System Running Apache HTTP Server

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  1. Shyster1

    Shyster1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I think I've been getting "issues" between the current freeware A/V I've been using - Avira - and the Apache version 2.2.8 server I've been running on a _Dell desktop with WinXP Pro as the OS (I know, I know, but that's what it came with, and at $50 for the lot, with a valid XP license, I wasn't about to look a gift horse in the mouth).

    What I'm looking for is some advice and/or guidance, or just good/interesting ideas, on an A/V app that is going to play nice (or as nice as possible) with the Apache server I've got running.

    And, just in case the answer to all my prayers was posted yesterday, and I would have found it if I'd just gone to p.2, my prospective apologies, and if you're nice enough to post a link thereto, I'll even try a little e-grovelling.:D :D
     
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    rezendevous Notebook Evangelist

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    Kaspersky Antivirus ftw.....make sure you don't get Kaspersky Internet Security.....also, you may have to add apache.exe to the global exceptions list.
     
  3. Icewalker

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    Hmm... You ask an interesting question.

    Let's see...

    1. According to this link -- http://www.betterantivirus.com/faq/faqs/1098634092.html

    Norton and Apache don't play well together. There's an explanation from Norton folks why this is happening and a possible solution (involving a recomile of Apache, whoah, I wouldn't do this even on Linux!). But maybe that's socket thing is the root of your problem. And that also rules out Norton.

    2. Here's a commercial AV solution for Apache: http://httpd.apache.org/related_projects.html#av

    Don't know how much they ask for it, so please excuse me if the price tag will burn a hole in your wallet :)

    3. According to these folks -- who are having the exact same problem as you -- AVG might just do the trick and run alongside WAMP with no trouble at all:

    http://www.wampserver.com/phorum/read.php?2,39364

    4. Last but not least, these folks are suggesting ClamWin (open source), but sadly it doesn't have a real time scanner apparently.

    http://www.apachelounge.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6893

    I know from experience though that ClamWin does have a scan scheduler, so maybe that's an option.

    Hope this helps, and thanks for a great question, it was actually fun to research for possible answers.

    Cheers!
     
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