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Recommended Components for Servers and Workstations

This Article Applies to:

  • Avast Small Business Solutions
  • Avast Small Office Protection


A business environment has different needs than those of consumers. Therefore, certain components are not recommended for use in such a network even though they may be included in your Avast Business subscription.


The Network Inspector component, available for workstations, might not be suitable for business environments. Therefore, it is recommended to exclude it from the installation. Otherwise, you may encounter instability in the network, slower computer operation, or errors.

If Network Inspector is already installed, you can remove it the following way:

  1. From the client UI, go to Menu > Settings > General > Troubleshooting
  2. Scroll down to the Still having problems? section and click the Add/modify components button
  1. Untick Network Inspector
  1. Click Yes in the pop-up dialog to confirm the action

  1. Wait for the changes to be applied
  2. Click Done
  1. Reboot the device

Servers (Small Business Solutions Only)

The recommendations for the various types of servers vary, but in general you should allow only a few components to be active to avoid interfering with server processes. Web Shield and Mail Shield should be excluded from the installation.

For optimal performance, the following types of servers should only have the suggested components enabled:

  • File Server : File Shield
  • Application Server: File Shield
  • DNS Server: File Shield and Ransomware Shield
  • Email Server: Exchange component, File Shield, and Ransomware Shield
  • Web Server: File Shield and Ransomware Shield
  • Terminal Server: File Shield and Ransomware Shield
  • SharePoint: SharePoint component, File Shield, and Ransomware Shield

If the components not listed above are not removed, you may encounter instability in the server environment or errors. If they are already installed, you can removed them via the Add/modify components option in the Menu > Settings > General > Troubleshooting section of the client UI (see section above).