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[Info] Antivirus software compatibility with Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0

  • Parallels Virtuozzo Containers for Windows 4.0


Virtuozzo supports a wide range of antivirus software products.  In order to ensure flawless interaction with Virtuozzo for Windows, Parallels regularly performs compatibility tests, working closely with Antivirus vendors and issuing Virtuozzo software updates when necessary.

Please use this article as a reference point in determining the antivirus solution to use on your Virtuozzo for Windows systems. Prior to using information from this article, please make sure your Virtuozzo servers are running on the latest patch level available.

Note! All antivirus solutions described below must be installed on the node only. Antivirus solutions installed on the node protects all containers (VEs) automatically. Antivirus installation inside containers is not supported!

Symantec AntiVirus

Supported versions:

Unsupported versions:


Known issues:

Make sure the "VPC32.exe" string is added to the value of the following key:

For Symantec 11.0  it is necessary to add the following key:

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise

Supported versions:

  • 8.7i (since VZU400018 update)
  • 8.6.0
  • 8.5i

Unsupported versions:

  • 8.0


Supported versions:

  • 8.0 (since VZU400018 update)
  • 7.5.516
  • 7.5.503
  • 7.1.394

Known issues:

For AVG to work properly with Virtuozzo, it is necessary to add the following values below under the registry key:



Supported version:

  • 7
  • 5.52 + update 5.52-82 (for x86 only)
Known issues:

F-Secure 7 Hotfix 6 is not supported.

CA e-Trust

Supported versions:

  • R8.1
  • R8

Supported versions

  • 7.6.5 
Known issues:

SCSI drives should be remounted for those containers that use them, if the Hardware Node is restarted.
Sophos NAC requires "World Wide Web Publishing Service," which is disabled by Parallels Virtuozzo Containers on the hardware node by default.

Kaspersky - Autoprotect does not work inside containers (,,

TrendMicro OfficeScan 8.0 - Autoprotect does not work inside containers

eEye Digital Security  Blink 3.0 - Autoprotect does not work inside containers, VZCP does not work.

Dr.Web - Not supported

NOD32 - Not supported

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 4.5
Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.6

Antivirus solutions installed on hardware node does not show pop-up windows about detected viruses inside containers.

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