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Threat Detections

This Article Applies to:

  • Essential/Premium/Ultimate Business Security
  • Small Office Protection

You will receive notifications when threats are detected as they occur via a pop-up that also details the action taken to resolve the threat.

When you view the details on the Threat Secured pop-up, you have the option to immediately report it as a false positive to Avast. However, this may not prevent it from being detected again unless you also add the threat as an exception. For more information, see Configuring Antivirus Exceptions.


Most threats detected by Avast will be sent to Quarantine on the device for you to review and either restore or delete. You can view Quarantine by going to Protection > Quarantine in the UI.

Actions in Quarantine

Once you are viewing the detected threats in Quarantine, you can choose to delete the threat or perform other actions:

  • Restore: Sends the threat back to where it was detected
  • Restore and add exception: Sends the threat back to where it was detected and adds an exception for that threat so it will not be detected again
  • Extract: Pulls the detected threat and restores it to a location you can select
  • Send for analysis: Sends the file to Avast to look over the file and see if it is a false positive or should be added to the virus definitions

Other Articles In This Section:

Threat and Alert Types

Related Articles:

Configuring Antivirus Exceptions