Updating Devices in Your Network

This Article Applies to:

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

You can manually update the virus definitions and Avast Business Antivirus program version on your devices by creating a task to do so via your Console. For more information, see Creating and Deleting Tasks and Update Antivirus Tasks for Devices.

However, you can also configure your device policy to automatically update when new virus definitions or Antivirus program versions are released.

Business Hub and Avast Business Cloud Console

  1. In the Business Hub, click the policy you would like to change
  2. Click the General Settings tab
  3. Expand the Updates section
  4. In the Proxy settings section select the type of proxy you are using from the following options:
    • Direct connection (no proxy)
    • HTTP proxy
    • SOCKS v4 proxy
  5. Enter the IP Address and Port for your proxy
    • If desired, you can bypass proxy server for local addresses by clicking the slider to the On (blue) position
  6. Select your Authentication type in the drop-down menu from the following options:
    • No authentication
    • Basic authentication (plaintext)
    • Windows Integrated authentication (NTLM)
  7. For HTTP proxies, enter the authentication Username and Password
  8. If you would like devices to be able to connect directly to the internet if they can't contact the proxy server, check the box
  9. Click Save

Avast Business On-Premise Console

Business Hub and Avast Business Cloud Console

  1. In the Business Hub, click the policy you would like to change
  2. Select the General Settings tab
  3. Expand the Updates section
  4. In the Virus definitions updates and Program updates sections, choose an update option from the following options:
    • Automatically when new update is available (Recommended)
    • Manually
  5. Click Save

Avast Business On-Premise Console

  1. Click the policy you would like to change
  2. Select the OS you are adding automatic update settings for
  3. Click the General Settings tab
  4. In the When to update section, choose an update option for both Virus definition updates and Program updates from the following options:
    • Automatically when new update is available (Recommended)
    • Manually
  5. Click Apply changes