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Windows File Servers- Antivirus Protection

Kaspersky® Anti-Virus for Windows Servers protects data stored on Windows file servers (including the latest x64 versions) from all types of malicious programs. The solution maintains high reliability and meets the exacting demands of corporate servers that carry heavy loads.


Effective Protection from Malicious Programs

On-access scanning. Files are scanned for malicious content when they are launched, opened or changed. If infected objects are detected, they can either be treated or deleted, while suspicious objects can be saved to the quarantine folder.

Scanning of chosen areas. Scanning of selected areas of the system can be launched on demand by the system administrator or according to a schedule. The solution also offers the option of launching special scan tasks on those areas of the operating system that are most vulnerable to infection, which helps detect viruses that are capable of launching during system startup as well as hidden processes.

Outbreak prevention. The application pins down the emergence of a virus attack to allow the administrator to make a prompt and appropriate response. For instance, during epidemics, the administrator can set up the solution to launch a scan task, update databases or switch to a more stringent protection level.

Isolation of infected computers. To prevent an infected workstation from becoming a source of infection to other computers on the network, the application temporarily blocks the workstation from accessing network resources. The administrator then has time to identify the source of infection and run the disinfection utilities.

Roll back. After detecting and removing a malicious object, the program also removes all entries made by the object in system files and registry. This prevents conflicts in the operating system at a later date.


Scalability. In a multiprocessor environment, the administrator can specify how many and which processors will be used for antivirus tasks.

Load balancing. The application allows for the redistribution of server resources between the antivirus solution and other applications depending upon which tasks have the highest priority. Antivirus scanning can be switched into background mode.

Optimized scanning. iSwift and iChecker technologies accelerate the program’s performance. Only during the first on-demand scan task are all objects analyzed, whereas during subsequent scans only new or modified files are selected for analysis.

Efficiency across the network. iSwift ensures that in situations where the antivirus solution is installed on both the workstation and the server, files are scanned only once (by the server antivirus).

Trusted processes. Safe processes (such as data backup, defragmentation of the hard disk, etc.) can be excluded from scanning to prevent them from being slowed down by unnecessary antivirus scanning.


Centralized installation and administration. Kaspersky Administration Kit (available free-of-charge) is a tool that allows for the remote and centralized installation, configuration and maintenance of the application across several file servers.

Signature updates. Updates to antivirus databases and program modules are available on demand or automatically according to a schedule. Updates can either be downloaded directly from Kaspersky Lab servers on the Internet or from local servers on the network. The program automatically chooses the least busy update server.

Minimal disruption to users. The administrator can preset a start and end time for on-demand scanning tasks, scheduling them for times when there is less demand on server resources (for instance, overnight or at weekends). This option brings benefits in terms of more efficient use of available resources, as well as ensuring minimal disruption to the end user.

Reporting. Graphic HTML reports are available for monitoring application performance, which can be supplemented with the Windows Event Log and tools from Kaspersky Administration Kit. The frequency and content of reports are defined by the administrator.

System Requirements

Operating Systems
Hardware requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server Service Pack 4 or higher with all current updates.
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a.
  • 50 MB available HDD space.
  • CD-ROM (for installing Kaspersky Anti-Virus from CD).
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher (for updating threat signatures and application modules over the Internet).
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 2.0.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard/Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 with all Service Packs and all current updates.
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 x64 Standard/Enterprise (SP1 and higher)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Standard/Enterprise
  • Windows Small Business Server 2003
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008
  • Windows Essential Business Server 2008
Note: Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Windows Servers does not support IA-64 (Itanium) Processors