Behavior Shield

This Article Applies to:

  • Avast Business Antivirus
  • Small Office Protection

Behavior Shield is an additional layer of active protection in Avast Business Antivirus or Small Office Protection. It monitors all processes on devices in real-time for suspicious behavior that may indicate the presence of malicious code. Behavior Shield works by detecting and blocking suspicious files based on their similarity to other known threats, even if the files are not yet added to the virus definitions database.

Behavior Shield Settings

Behavior Shield monitors programs installed on your PC for suspicious behavior that may indicate the presence of malicious code. You can access these settings by clicking Menu ▸ Settings, then navigating to Protection ▸ Core Shields.

Enable Behavior Shield: turn this shield on or off