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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.

Components

  • File Shield: real-time file scanner
  • Web Shield: web protection
  • Email Shield: email protection
  • Behavior Shield: behavioral/advanced malware/ransomware detection
  • Remote Access Shield: block unwanted remote connections
  • Enhanced Firewall: network traffic monitoring/blocking
  • Exchange: virus scanning for Exchange
  • Sharepoint: virus scanning for SharePoint
  • VPN: AVG VPN service
  • Data Shredder: irreversibly erase data
  • Password Protection: store and sync passwords

Mobile-Only Components

  • File Scanner: virus scanning for mobile devices
  • Photo Vault: password protect and encrypt photo access
  • Identity Protection: warn user of potential password leaks
  • App Lock: password protect sensitive apps
  • Anti-Theft: protect mobile data, help recover a lost device
    • Camera Trap (part of Anti-Theft): activate camera to secretly photograph a potential thief
    • Last Known Location (part of Anti-Theft): record device's last known location
    • SIM Security (part of Anti-Theft): lock device when SIM card is changed
  • Call Blocker: block all calls from phone numbers on Blacklist
  • Power Save: adjust settings to decrease battery consumption
  • Boost RAM: close apps running in the background
  • Clean Junk: safely free space on device
  • Wi-Fi Speed Test: check connected Wi-Fi network download/upload speed
  • Wi-Fi Security: check connected Wi-Fi network for security issues
  • App Insights: set data usage limit and alert when nearing limit
  • VPN Standalone App: Avast phone traffic VPN service

Antivirus Components by Product License

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

Components by Operating System

Component Windows Workstations Windows Servers
File Shield X X
Web Shield X X
Email Shield X X
Enhanced Firewall X  
Behavior Shield X  
Data Safe X X
Exchange X X
Sharepoint X X
Data Shredder X X
Remote Access Shield X  
Password Protection 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
    • Hacker Attacks: Enhanced Firewall
  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