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Behavior Shield

This Article Applies to:

  • Business Hub
  • Avast Business On-Premise Console

Behavior Shield is an additional layer of active protection in Essential/Premium/Ultimate Business Security. 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 is not available for MacOS X.

Business Hub

On-Premise Console

Main Settings: define what action your Antivirus takes when suspicious programs are detected between Always ask, Automatically move detected threats to Quarantine, or Automatically move known threats to Quarantine.

Exclusions (On-Premise Console only): Configure the list of locations that are not scanned by Behavior Shield.

Behavior Shield does not support wildcards within the file path (for example, C:\users\*\application.exe). You can still use a wildcard at the end of the file path, such as C:\users\username\*.

For more information on configuring exclusions for Behavior Shield, see Behavior Shield Exclusions.

Exclusions that you specify on this screen only apply to Behavior Shield and do not affect any other scans or Shields. To exclude a location from all Essential/Premium/Ultimate Business Security scans, see Configuring Antivirus Exclusions.

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File Shield

Web Shield

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