Article ID: 6446, created on Jun 18, 2009, last review on Aug 12, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Windows 4.5


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 antivirus vendors and issuing PVCfW software updates when necessary.

Please use this article as a reference point in determining the antivirus solution to use on 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 antivirus solutions described below must be installed on the node only. Installing antivirus solutions on the node protects all containers (CTs) automatically. Antivirus installation inside containers is not supported.

Antivirus software compatibility with Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.5:

Symantec Antivirus

 Supported versions:

  • Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0
  • (on Windows Server 2003 only)
  •  (on Windows Server 2003 only)

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

 Supported versions:

  • 8.7i


 Supported versions:

  • 8.5
  • 8.0

 Supported versions:
  • 7.6.9 (only 64-bit version)

Additional information

The following articles provide information about compatible antivirus software for other Parallels Containers versions:

Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 3.5.1
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.6

Antivirus solutions installed on the Hardware Node do not show pop-up windows about detected viruses inside containers.

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