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Posted - 2004-10-08 : 10:50:50
Our server was struck by the W32/Parite-A virus virus last night. Resolving this will require formating the HD.

No idea how the virus got there. No browsing or email reading occurs on the server. I assume it was propigated from another server somehow. Any thoughts on this appreciated.

Does anyone recommend a virus detection package to run on SQL server? I've looked into a couple of $1,000+ solutions for servers. I'm concerned about price, performance and service.


White Water Yakist

3467 Posts

Posted - 2004-10-11 : 08:18:13
I checked with and they've got a $1,000 / year server license. Trend Micro priced around $3,000 / year. Both claim their server version of virus software avoid scanning files on every file read by comparing checksums... files are only scanned the first time they're read, until a write changes the checksum on the file.
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