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Creating tasks

This Article Applies to:

  • Avast Business CloudCare

Tasks Overview

Tasks can be applied to all of the devices in a customer's network at once, or to specific devices. There are many types of tasks:

  • Scan a device: performs a full Antivirus scan on the target device to detect threats
  • Update a device: updates the Antivirus program and virus definitions to the latest versions
  • Shutdown & Restart: either shuts down or restarts the target device
  • Backup device (with Cloud Backup active): performs a backup of the target device based on either the settings in the policy assigned to it or the settings on the end device

Tasks will occur as soon as the command from the portal reaches your devices. Currently there is no way to schedule recurring tasks.

Creating Tasks

Single Device

  1. For partners, select a customer from the Customer Drop-down Menu
  2. Navigate to the Devices tab
  3. Click the device name you would like to run a task on
  4. Use the buttons at the top to select the type of task you would like to perform:
    • Antivirus Scan
    • Update
    • Shutdown or Restart
    • Patch Scan
    • Backup
  5. Confirm the running of the task

Multiple Devices

  1. For partners, select a customer from the Customer Drop-down Menu
  2. Navigate to the Devices tab
  3. Click the check boxes beside the devices you would like to run a task on
  4. Use the buttons at the bottom to select the type of task you would like to perform:
    • Antivirus Scan
    • Update
    • Shutdown or Restart
    • Patch Scan
    • Backup
  5. Confirm the running of the task