The table on this page lists all security software for Windows Server 2012 with notes about its installation and workings. If you have an application that is not yet on this list, please submit it using the form below including information about whether it works and problems/workarounds if any.
Application Website Compatible Issues Fix Application Website Compatible Issues Fix yes no no 1 1 yes 1 1 Avast 7 Free yes Had to trick installer used Scimitar's trick at Avast 7 Free no Avast 8 yes Had to trick installer used Scimitar's trick at Avast 8 www.google.com no Avast for Business yes Slow cloud based configuration management, certain add ons are not free, and potential privacy concerns. Freemium works OOB (tested on Windows Server 2012 R2) Avast Free 2014 no Even with Scimitar's permissions trick applied to the registry, the installer is still able to determine that Windows Server is the OS and that it is Server 2012 specifically and refuses to install as a result. None Currently AVG Internet Security 2013 www.avg.com no Refuses to install, serial key is not accepted. Scimitar's trick (Avast) is not working. none Avira Free Antivirus 2013 yes Had to trick installer Extract installer. Add setup.exe to Microsoft Application Verifier. Uncheck all tests except HighVersionLie. InHighVersionLie properties, set product type to 1. Then run setup.exe. Avira Free Antivirus 2013 yes Trick Installer Extract installer. Add setup.exe to Microsoft Application Verifier, . Uncheck all tests except HighVersionLie. In HighVersionLie properties, set product type to 1. Then run setup.exe. Avira Free Antivirus 2014 yes Trick Installer Extract installer. Add setup.exe to Microsoft Application Verifier, . Uncheck all tests except HighVersionLie. In HighVersionLie properties, set product type to 1. Then run setup.exe. Baidu Antivirus 2013 no version os is not supported Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015 yes Setup will not run on server OS. Run the original setup on Win 7 or 8 and it will download the actual installer. Check the installer location using taskmgr and copy the installer folder to your server. Run the installer on server OS. Bitdefender free yes Comodo Firewall 6.3 no Install fails. Comodo Firewall 7 yes Refuses to install on server OS Extract installer, find"cis_setup_x##.msi" and open with Orca (part of Windows 8 SDK, ), browse to "LaunchCondition" and drop the condition with the description "COMODO Internet Security is not applicable for server OS", save and close Orca, install. Probably also works for older installers. Comodo Firewall 7 yes Comodo Internet Security yes Comodo Internet Security no comodo internet security 6.1 www.comodo.com yes install comodo internet security 6.0 and update to 6.1 Emsisoft Anti-Malware yes ESET Endpoint Security / ESET Endpoint Antivirus yes Reboot after install (HIPS start work after reboot) Eset Smart Security 6 RC yes Won't install Use workaround as described for Smart Security 4 in Windows Server 2008 R2 FortiClient 5.0 For windows yes Works great with servers and have a good resident protection. hangule no Immunet yes No issues found yet Kaspersky AntiVirus (From end point security) yes Plain Antivirus Only No Required
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