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Best Practices: Is anti-virus software needed on a dedicated QV server?

I have a dedicated production server hosting a QlikView application.  Our application files (i.e. .QVW) are infrequently uploaded or updated.  The QA environment is carefully controlled, so we have confidence that the .QVW files are not infected with any nasty viruses. From a best practices perspective, what are the pros and cons of using or not using anti-virus protection software on the server?

Cheers,

Kevin

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Re: Best Practices: Is anti-virus software needed on a dedicated QV server?

In terms of exclusions, you can use one of these strategies or the combinations of them:

Folder level exclusion:

C:\ProgramData\QlikTech

C:\Program Files (x86)\QlikView

C:\Program Files\QlikView

User Doc folders

Source Doc folders

Any customized path for QlikView off of the C drive

File Type exclusions:

.QVW

.QVD

.LOG

.META

.PGO

.SHARED

.TXT

.XML

.QVX

.INI

.DAT

.BAK

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Re: Best Practices: Is anti-virus software needed on a dedicated QV server?

I would suggest excluding *.qvw, *.qvd and *.pgo files form the virus scan.

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Re: Best Practices: Is anti-virus software needed on a dedicated QV server?

Hi Kevin,

Please exclude below mentioned file from Antivirus scan.

.QVW

.QVD

.QVX

.shared

.meta

you can scan this files weekly in non prod hours so you are using that this file also are not affected.

Thanks

Atul.

Re: Best Practices: Is anti-virus software needed on a dedicated QV server?

Pros: security (no server is immune to infections all by itself), alignment with IT policies

Cons: none that I know of

The latter on condition that you disable scans for all file types suggested above, and for C:\Program Data\QlikTech. If you have put your documents, data files, ocnfiguration files and framework in a different spot, exclude that sub-tree as well.

Employee
Employee

Re: Best Practices: Is anti-virus software needed on a dedicated QV server?

In terms of exclusions, you can use one of these strategies or the combinations of them:

Folder level exclusion:

C:\ProgramData\QlikTech

C:\Program Files (x86)\QlikView

C:\Program Files\QlikView

User Doc folders

Source Doc folders

Any customized path for QlikView off of the C drive

File Type exclusions:

.QVW

.QVD

.LOG

.META

.PGO

.SHARED

.TXT

.XML

.QVX

.INI

.DAT

.BAK