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Component Overview

This Article Applies to:

  • AVG Business Antivirus

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

Components

  • 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
  • Email 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
  • Remote Access Shield: Blocks unwanted remote connections
  • Enhanced 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
  • Exchange: Protects Microsoft Exchange Server against threats without interfering with its performance
  • SharePoint: Protects Microsoft SharePoint Server against threats without interfering with its performance
  • Data Shredder: Irreversibly erases data
  • Password Protection: Secures browser-stored passwords against theft

Antivirus Components by Product Subscription

Component AVG File Server Business AVG Email Server Business AVG Business Antivirus AVG Internet Security Business
File Shield X X X X
Web Shield     X X
Mail Shield     X X
Behavior Shield     X X
Enhanced Firewall     X X
Data Shredder     X X
Remote Access Shield     X X
Password Protection       X
Exchange   X   X
Sharepoint X X X X

Components by Operating System

Component Windows Workstations Windows Servers
File Shield X X
Web Shield X X
Mail Shield X X
Behavior Shield X  
Enhanced Firewall X  
Data Shredder X X
Remote Access Shield X X
Password Protection X  
Exchange   X
Sharepoint   X

 

Enabling and Disabling Components

Many of the shields and tools available in AVG Business Antivirus can be enabled or disabled on the device. 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.

  1. Open the AVG Business Antivirus client UI
  2. Click on the proper button for the component you are trying to enable or disable:
    • Computer: File Shield, Behavior Shield
    • Web & Email: Web Shield, Email Shield, Enhanced Firewall
    • Hacker Attacks: Password Protection
  3. Beside the component 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
  4. If required, confirm your choice

Installing and Uninstalling Components

Most Active Protection features are installed with AVG Business Antivirus, but these components can be uninstalled and reinstalled as needed via the Troubleshooting menu.

  1. Open the AVG Business Antivirus client UI
  2. Navigate to Menu ▸ Settings ▸ General ▸ Troubleshooting
  3. Click Add/Modify Components
  4. Beside the components you want to alter, do one of the following:
    • If the component is not yet installed, check the box beside it
    • If the component is already installed, uncheck the box beside it
  5. Click Change to confirm once you are finished making your edits

Configuring Components

You can access additional configuration options for each Active Protection component either on the component page in the UI or in the Settings section.

Main Shields

Other Components

Firewall