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Quick Start: Unmanaged Small Business Solutions and Small Office Protection
This Article Applies to:
- Avast Small Business Solutions
- Avast Small Office Protection
Avast's Small Office Protection differs from Small Business Solutions in that it:
- has a subscription limit of 10, as it is meant for small businesses with limited devices
- cannot be installed on server operating systems
- can be installed on Android/iOS devices
- is only available as an unmanaged solution (whereas Essential/Premium/Ultimate Business Security can be managed via Avast Business Management Consoles as well)
- has a slightly different set of components
For more information on the different components available for Essential/Premium/Ultimate Business Security versus Small Office Protection, see Component Overview.
Verifying System Requirements
Verifying Firewall Requirements
For overall functionality, and to enable the Antivirus client to authenticate/update, you must allow certain ports and URL addresses through your Firewall or Proxy Server. For more detail, refer to the Firewall Requirements article.
To download and execute the
- Installing Unmanaged Antivirus on Windows
- Installing Antivirus on macOS
- Installing Antivirus for Linux*
*Avast Business Antivirus for Linux is a separately purchased unmanaged solution that is not part of the usual product lines.
Installing for Isolated Networks
In some instances, you may need to perform the installation on devices in an isolated/offline network. To ensure your devices are configured properly, see Setting Up Antivirus in Isolated Networks.
Activating and Managing Subscriptions
After you have installed
For Linux-related licensing and activation information, see Licensing Antivirus for Linux.
Configuring Settings and Components
There are many components and settings that come along with
From the client UI, you can enable/disable or install/uninstall the available
Note that a business environment's needs differ from those of consumers. Therefore, certain components are not recommended for use in such a network even though they are available in
The settings available in the client UI also offer the option of excluding specified files, folders, or websites from being scanned by Antivirus (usually done to speed up scans and prevent false-positive detections). To add and configure antivirus exclusions (also called exceptions), see the instructions
From the client UI, you can set your device(s) to manually or automatically update the
For Linux-related information, see Updating Antivirus for Linux.
Setting Up Antivirus Scans
For macOS-related information, refer to Configuring Virus Scans.
For Linux-related information, refer to the Configuring Scans section on the Linux Knowledge Base page.
There are many more features and options available in
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