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    got vectoral. do i need to install any antivirus?

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    good question koolyt, i'd like to know this as well

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    never heard about this b4

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    depends if you are doing alot of web browsing, if it is windows i say yes. If its linux you will be ok...
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    It depends on what you will be doing with the server, if you only will be running utorrent there really is no need to run antivirus

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    how about the personal firewire like zonealarm ? do I need to install it on the seedbox ?

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    depends what you are doing, if its just a seedbox with linux then no antviirus or firewall.

    its its a dedi server for running a tracker or any open site, then still no antivirus (if you run linux)if windows then yes get an antivirus but if you secure it well, nothing should get in anyway. and get a very good router off your hosts that will stop DDos attacks etc but you wont need the extra expense of this for a seedbox only.

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    Either Windows or Linux you don't need an antivirus product unless you intend to browse alot of sites from the remote computer (why would you ? its a great deal slower). If your seedbox server is setup correctly with a webui etc, then you don't even need to browse torrent sites from the server.
    Your servers are situated in a datacenter which has its own hardware routing and firewalling implemented so there is no need for a software firewall or malware scanning.
    Simply put if it is to be used as a seedbox, you do not need to protect it, if you plan to access the internet frequently with it and check mail etc, then it does need to be protected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artemis View Post
    Either Windows or Linux you don't need an antivirus product unless you intend to browse alot of sites from the remote computer (why would you ? its a great deal slower). If your seedbox server is setup correctly with a webui etc, then you don't even need to browse torrent sites from the server.
    Your servers are situated in a datacenter which has its own hardware routing and firewalling implemented so there is no need for a software firewall or malware scanning.
    Simply put if it is to be used as a seedbox, you do not need to protect it, if you plan to access the internet frequently with it and check mail etc, then it does need to be protected.

    exactly. What i do is disable all the extra users except admin and turn off firewall. OFC set a tough pass and if yu should be good


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    Turning off the Windows firewall isn't recommended. Just add the ports you need and block all others. If a new exploit comes along and you have every port open, you're screwed

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