Non-Configurable Components

This Article Applies to:

  • Avast Business Antivirus
  • Small Office Protection

The following Avast Business Antivirus and Small Office Protection components have minimal or no configuration options, and can simply be enabled or disabled on your device(s).

Real Site

Real Site protects against DNS (Domain Name System) hijacking to ensure you get to the actual website you want to visit. You can choose whether or not to support encrypted DNS in browsers.

Security Browser Extension

Security Browser Extension is a web browser extension designed to improve online security and overall experience when browsing the Internet.

Browser Cleanup

Browser Cleanup is available for Windows workstations and removes unwanted browser add-ons and toolbars.

Data Shredder

Data Shredder lets you irreversibly erase your files or whole drives so that there is no way for anyone to restore and misuse your data. This component has only one configuration option allowing you to choose the type of algorithm and number of passes used to shred your files.

Wi-Fi Inspector

Wi-Fi Inspector scans your network for vulnerabilities and identifies potential security issues that open the door to threats. This feature checks the status of your network, devices connected to the network, and router settings. Wi-Fi Inspector helps you secure your network to prevent attackers from accessing it and misusing your personal data.

Rescue Disk

If you suspect your devices are infected with malware and all other Antivirus scans (including the Boot-time scan) were unable to resolve the issue, you can use Rescue Disk. Rescue Disk enables you to scan devices when your system is not running. This method significantly increases your chances of detecting and removing malware because the malware is unable to counteract.


Passwords is a password manager that allows you to use one Master Password to quickly and safely log into your online accounts and complete web forms. Passwords encrypts and securely stores your sensitive information and enables you to synchronize your data across all your devices.

Using Avast Business Antivirus or Small Office Protection to store your passwords is a safer alternative to storing passwords in your browser. The passwords you save in your browser are stored on your device along with the information necessary to decrypt them. Avast Business Antivirus or Small Office Protection stores your passwords with a much more secure level of encryption and protects all your data with a password known only by you.

To ensure your privacy, we do not store your Master Password locally or on any server. This means that nobody, including Avast Business Antivirus or Small Office Protection representatives, can access your Passwords data and recover or reset your Master Password if you forget it.

Software Updater

Software Updater helps keep commonly used third party software up to date to eliminate potential security risks. Malicious attacks often exploit holes in outdated software to access your PC. This feature displays the most popular programs installed on your PC and allows you to easily update them, either manually or automatically.