Installing anti-virus on my Windows Home Server (WHS) is something that I have been thinking about for a while. Even though all of my WHS clients run anti-virus software I still thought that it would be prudent to protect my WHS, just in-case. I had planned to purchase Avast for WHS but with WHS version 2 (Vail) apparently due later this year I did not want to commit.
WHSClamAV is an open source project that is still under development, hence some of the functionality available in the GUI is not complete – for example, the scheduling and settings tabs, and the user defined scan do not work at the present time. Nevertheless WHSClamAV will scan memory, the system and data drives, or individual share folders from within the WHS console.
The installation of the WHSClamAV add-in is the same as any other add-in for WHS – simply download the .msi file to your WHS Software/Add-Ins folder and then install it via the WHS Console (Settings > Add-Ins > Available Add-Ins). I installed version 0.1.7.
In the WHS ClamAV add-in click the Install button.
ClamAV will then download and install.
The WHSClamAV interface is pretty self explanatory with Quarantine, Scan and Update being the main features available.
While WHSClamAV may not be as fully featured as a paid for anti-virus solution it offers additional peace of mind for free!