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Component Overview

This Article Applies to:

  • Avast Business On-Premise Console


There are many components that come along with the Avast Business products, both in the baseline Antivirus and additional versions. You can easily manage these straight from the On-Premise Console, choosing which ones to enable or disable and customizing their settings to fit your business needs.


  • File Shield: Scans programs and files, preventing detected malware from infecting the device.
  • Web Shield: Scans transferred data when browsing online, preventing malware from being downloaded and run.
  • Mail Shield: Scans for threats in incoming and outgoing email messages.
  • Behavior Shield: Monitors processes to detect and block suspicious files based on their similarity to other known threats.
  • Wi-Fi Inspector: Checks connected Wi-Fi network for security issues, such as router and network vulnerabilities.
  • Security Browser Extension: Improves online security and overall experience when browsing the Internet.
  • Real Site: Protects against DNS (Domain Name System) hijacking.
  • Firewall: Monitors network traffic to protect from unauthorized communication and intrusions.
    • Leak Protection: Prevents sensitive data from leaking online.
    • Port Scan Alerts: Warns if the device is being scanned for open ports.
    • ARP Spoofing Alerts: Warns about attempted ARP spoofing attacks.
  • Sandbox: Allows running applications in virtual, isolated environment.
  • Exchange: Protects Microsoft Exchange Server against threats without interfering with its performance.
  • SharePoint: Protects Microsoft SharePoint Server against threats without interfering with its performance.
  • Webcam Shield: Prevents unauthorized applications from accessing webcam.
  • Data Shredder: Irreversibly erases data.
  • Browser Cleanup: Scans for poorly rated browser add-ons.
  • Rescue Disk: Scans the device outside of Windows.


Components by Operating System

Component Windows Workstations Windows Servers macOS 
File Shield
Web Shield
Mail Shield
Behavior Shield    
Wi-Fi Inspector  
Security Browser Extension    
Real Site  
Webcam Shield    
Data Shredder  
Browser Cleanup    
Rescue Disk  


There are some components that we do not recommend installing on a server. 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
  • Email Server: Exchange component, File Shield
  • Web Server: File Shield
  • Terminal Server: File Shield
  • SharePoint: SharePoint component, File Shield

For more information, see Recommended Components for Servers and Workstations.

Configuring Components

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

Main Shields

Other Components