Non-Configurable Components

This Article Applies to:

  • Business Hub
  • Avast Business On-Premise Console

The following Avast Business Antivirus components have minimal or no configuration options, and can simply be enabled or disabled in your policies.

Real Site

Real Site protects against DNS (Domain Name System) hijacking to ensure you get to the actual website you want to visit. Real Site provides an encrypted connection between your web browser and Avast's own DNS server to ensure that the web page in your browser is the authentic one. Real Site does not have any configurable options, and is only available to Windows workstations.

When RealSite is initialized, it will perform around 200 requests to all Avast Secure DNS servers and will choose the one with the fastest response time. You can check if RealSite is used or not by visiting this URL on the end device.

Security Browser Extension

Security Browser Extension is a web browser extension designed to improve online security and overall experience when browsing the Internet. Security Browser Extension does not have any configurable options and is only available for Windows workstations.

Browser Cleanup

Browser Cleanup is available for Windows workstations and removes unwanted browser add-ons and toolbars. Browser Cleanup does not have any configurable options.

Data Shredder

Business Hub and Avast Business Cloud Console

Avast Business On-Premise Console

Data Shredder lets you irreversibly erase your files or whole drives so that there is no way for anyone to restore and misuse your data. This component has only one configuration option allowing you to choose the type of algorithm and number of passes used to shred your files.

SecureLine VPN

SecureLine VPN is a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN functions as a private tunnel through the Internet which encrypts your data and secures your connection when using public Wi-Fi connections such as those in cafes or airports. SecureLine VPN has servers in several locations which means you can bypass geolocation restrictions as well as access your favorite content while traveling. SecureLine VPN does not have any configurable options.

For more information about how to access and use SecureLine VPN on the end device, see SecureLine VPN.

On-Premise Console: While SecureLine VPN is available for both Windows workstations and servers, the component only appears in the Windows Workstations tab of the Policy.

Wi-Fi Inspector

Wi-Fi Inspector scans your network for vulnerabilities and identifies potential security issues that open the door to threats. This feature checks the status of your network, devices connected to the network, and router settings. Wi-Fi Inspector helps you secure your network to prevent attackers from accessing it and misusing your personal data. Wi-Fi Inspector does not have any configurable options and is only available for Windows workstations.

Rescue Disk

If you suspect your devices are infected with malware and all other antivirus scans (including the Boot-time scan) were unable to resolve the issue, you can use Rescue Disk. Rescue Disk enables you to scan devices when your system is not running. This method significantly increases your chances of detecting and removing malware because the malware is unable to counteract. Rescue Disk does not have any configurable options.


Passwords is a password manager that allows you to use one Master Password to quickly and safely log into your online accounts and complete web forms. Passwords encrypts and securely stores your sensitive information and enables you to synchronize your data across all your devices.

Using Avast Business Antivirus to store your passwords is a safer alternative to storing passwords in your browser. The passwords you save in your browser are stored on your device along with the information necessary to decrypt them. Avast Business Antivirus stores your passwords with a much more secure level of encryption and protects all your data with a password known only by you. Passwords does not have any configurable options and is only available for Windows workstations.

To ensure your privacy, we do not store your Master Password locally or on any server. This means that nobody, including Avast Business Antivirus representatives, can access your Passwords data and recover or reset your Master Password if you forget it.

Password Protection

Password Protection is a component that helps secure your browser-stored passwords against theft by preventing applications and malware from viewing, changing, or deleting them. It supports passwords stored in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, and Avast Secure Browser.

Password Protection does not have any configurable options via the Consoles and is only available for Windows workstations. End users can configure this component via the Avast client UI on the device.