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anti-virus Software for EP5 SP5


can you tell me, if there are restrictions for implementing and using anti-virus programms running on an EP5 SP5 NT-Server ?

Or can we use all availability software like - for example MC Affee ?

Another thing:

Is there a procedure with EP 5 SP 5 (or with EP 6) available, to ensure, that only virus-free Content can be uploaded in KM ?



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    Posted on Oct 28, 2003 at 07:20 PM

    Hi Tom,

    for Mc Affee there are two options you should consider to set:

    - deactivate the entry 'outbound files' in the 'Detection' section

    - disable scanning of compressed files

    For other anti-virus software analog settings will apply. Nevertheless check your performance after making those settings and switch back to the old config if you experience problems.

    In general: Since you have to deactivate some of the features from the virus scanner you should perform a full scan of your server when the portal is down for maintenance e.g. backup.

    Personally I did never experience any problems when using Norton AntiVirus.

    Best Regards,


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    • Hi

      I have been working on a solution for the SDN portal whereby ANY files uploaded to the portal via KM can be virus scanned first. This has been developed to work with the Norton AntiVirus Scan Engine using the ICAP protocol

      Once this has been tested and implemented into the SDN portal, I shall be writing a weblog that describes the things required.

      Also, as for EP6, virus checking is being built into SP3 of EP6 as a standard feature, and will be compatible with several of the most commonly used anti virus checking software. This includes Norton and McAfee