Parallels Virtuozzo for Windows (PVCfW) supports a wide range of antivirus software products. In order to ensure flawless interaction with PVCfW, Parallels regularly performs compatibility tests, working closely with Ant-ivirus vendors and issuing PVCfW software updates when necessary.
Please use this article as a reference point in determining the anti-virus solution for your PVCfW systems. Prior to using information from this article, please make sure your PVCfW servers are running on the latest patchlevel available.Note! All anti-virus solutions described below must be installed on the node only. Anti-virus installed on the node protects all containers (CTs) automatically. Anti-virus installation inside containers is not supported!
Antivirus software compatibility with Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.6:
Symantec Endpoint Protection
- 11.0.6 (update 6)
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
- 8.7i (patch 3)
- 8.8 (patch 5) - for Windows server 2008 R2 SP1 only
Warning: If you plan to use the McAffee anti-virus software, first install Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.6 on the server. Then, proceed with installing the anti-virus.
Warning: AVG 9.0 auto-protect scanner blocks viruses from loading, but cannot delete them. To delete viruses, run virus scan in the %vz% folder.
- AVG Anti-Virus 2012
- 9.5.1 (Windows server 2008 R2 only)
- 2010 till build 1.09.37.0
Additional informationThe following articles provide information about compatible Anti-virus software for other Parallels Containers versions:
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 3.5.1
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.5
Anti-virus solutions installed on the hardware node do not show pop-up windows about detected viruses inside containers.