Help me find consumer oriented security for PCs and Home Server?

I purchased a home server about six months ago, it came with a McAfee SAAS security suite which is overly complex and clunky.  Which consumer security suites will work well to help protect both my PCs and home server?

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I purchased a home server about six months ago, it came with a McAfee SAAS security suite which is overly complex and clunky.  Which consumer security suites will work well to help protect both my PCs and home server?


Home Server = Windows Home Server [WHS]?

If so Microsoft Security Essentials [MSE] is not supported on a WHS platform. It will run and is recommended for your Windows 7/Vista/XP client machines. I use MSE on all of my Windows 7 clients.

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/resources.aspx?mkt=en-us&s=1#mainNav

The last I checked my brother uses ESET NOD32 AntiVirus 4.2 on his WHS. Always subject to change of course...:-)

http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?page=content&id=SOLN37&searchid=1290652544914

I would post or search the WHS forums for additional suggestions for an anti-virus package for your WHS.

http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/whssoftware/threads

FWIW when I last ran a WHS I only used the built-in Windows Firewall and did not use an anti-virus program on the WHS. I depended on my authorized clients to be virus free. This was all behind a ZyXEL NBG334W router. Of course I severely restricted who could connect to my WHS locally or remotely. Basically access was restricted to only three users and machines.


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Last updated March 13, 2018 Views 204 Applies to: