Installing antivirus software on a web server

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Should a web server have antivirus software installed and active at all times? Are there situations where it is not needed? What should be considered when choosing one to install?

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  • Kevin Beaver
    It can be beneficial to have anti-malware software on a web server. It just might help stop web-borne malware. The main consideration I can think of is that you may need to exclude certain directories or executable files depending on your performance needs.
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  • carlosdl

    Yes, it should. As Kevin suggested, if performance is an issue, you could exclude some directories or types of files.

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