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MS Spyware for Servers

By BearyAnn ·
I recently watched a webcast about using MS Spyware on servers. Talk with others one on one have highly recommended no spyware software on a server. What does your office do? We have 6 Citrix servers.

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easy

by Jaqui In reply to MS Spyware for Servers

no m$ based systems at all.

if it ain't microshaft, then the spyware / adware / virus problems go away completely.

go linux, get rid of problem 100%

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Until

by jcwuerfl In reply to easy

Until they start developing the spyware/adware/viruses for linux then what are you going to do?

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since

by Jaqui In reply to Until

with linux systems, and unix systems, and bsd systems, nothing can get installed except by the root user, which no end user can become, they can code for it all they want.
no privledged user is going to be dumb enough to install it.

regular users can't.
system/network admins can.

the non-monolithic architecture of these systems also inproves system security.
( it's windows everyone is a privledged user monolithic structure that is the cause of the majority of windows infections. )

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Funny

by rkuhn In reply to easy

That's funny.

In less than 30 seconds, I found 36 different Linux viruses on-line...one of them being a root kit.

Not to mention running a Linux box without anti-virus allows your box to be a carrier thus potentially helping to spread and infect Windows boxes.

So much for being a good neighbor.

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Spyware and Servers

by vince In reply to MS Spyware for Servers

There should never be a need for spyware software on a server. Servers shouldn't be used for browsing / email or any other client activities. If files need to be accessed set up shares or ftp or download them to a seperate system, burn to cd once they've been ok'd sneaker-net them over.

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Agree w/ Vince However...

by rkuhn In reply to Spyware and Servers

Agree, however, I have 2 servers at home that I don't always follow that "best practice".

I have been running Adaware, Spybot, Spyware Blaster, and MS Antispyware on both with no problems.

One other problem I really like though (System Mechanic) will indeed screw up your server (take your pick...NT, 2000, or SBS 2003).

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Spyware on citrix servers yes!

by charlie94 In reply to Spyware and Servers

I hate to tell you this but at least in my enviorment citrix is used as a remote desk top used for email (I am Lotus admin not patch/exchange admin so outlook is an evil program not used) and for some web browsing by our users logged on. I agree 100% on software for spyware on each server.

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