Component Overview

This Article Applies to:

  • Avast Business Cloud Console
  • Avast Business On-Premise Console

There are many components that come along with Avast Business Antivirus, both in the baseline Antivirus and in the Pro and Plus versions. Small Office Protection comes with many more components than Avast Business Antivirus for more operating systems, and is only available for unmanaged devices.

Antivirus Components by Product License

Component Avast Business Antivirus Avast Business Antivirus Pro Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus
File Shield X X X
Web Shield X X X
Mail Shield X X X
Behavior Shield X X X
Remote Access Shield     X
Wi-Fi Inspector X   X
Real Site X X X
Firewall X X X
Sandbox X X X
Anti-Spam X X X
Exchange   X X
Sharepoint   X X
Webcam Shield     X
SecureLine VPN     X
Data Shredder   X X
Passwords     X
Password Protection     X
Software Updater X X X
Browser Cleanup     X
Rescue Disk X X X

Components by Operating System (Avast Business Antivirus Base/Pro/Plus)

Component Windows Workstations Windows Servers MacOS X
File Shield X X X
Web Shield X X X
Mail Shield X X X
Behavior Shield X    
Remote Access Shield X    
Wi-Fi Inspector X  
Real Site X    
Firewall X    
Sandbox X X  
Anti-Spam X X  
Exchange   X  
Sharepoint   X  
Webcam Shield X    
SecureLine VPN X X  
Data Shredder X X  
Passwords X    
Password Protection X    
Software Updater X    
Browser Cleanup X    
Rescue Disk X X  

Enabling and Disabling Components

Nearly all the shields and tools available in Avast Business Antivirus can be enabled or disabled in the policy. This is especially useful if you are trying to install only a few of the components on a server, or just keeping your number of tools to a minimum. Some tools, however, can only be installed or uninstalled entirely, such as Sandbox and Rescue Disk.

  1. In the policy you are configuring, select the Active Protection tab
  2. Select the relevant OS tab (Windows Workstation, Windows Server, or MacOS X)
  3. Beside the components you want to alter, do one of the following:
    • To enable the component, move the slider to On
    • To disable the component, move the slider to Off

Installing and Uninstalling Components

Most Active Protection features are installed with Avast Business Antivirus, but these components can be uninstalled and reinstalled as needed via the policy. MacOS X protection components cannot be installed or uninstalled but can be turned off.

  1. In the policy you are configuring, select the Active Protection tab
  2. Select the relevant OS tab (Windows Workstation, Windows Server, or MacOS X)
  3. Beside the components you want to alter, do one of the following:
    • If the component is not yet installed, click Install this component. Then click I understand, install component
    • If the component is already installed, click the More button beside the component, then click Uninstall this component. Then click I understand, uninstall component

Configuring Components

You can access additional configuration options for each Active Protection component by clicking Customize beside the component slider.

Main Shields

Other Components

Firewall