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Component Overview

This Article Applies to:

  • AVG Business Cloud Console
  • AVG Business On-Premise Console

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 straight from the console, 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

Nearly all the shields and tools available in AVG Business Antivirus can be enabled or disabled in the policy. 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. Some tools, however, can only be installed or uninstalled entirely.

Cloud Console

  1. In the policy you are configuring on the Cloud Console, select the Service Settings tab
  2. Beside the components you want to alter, do one of the following:
    • To enable the component, click On
    • To disable the component, click Off

On-Premise Console

  1. In the policy you are configuring, select the Active Protection tab
  2. Select the relevant OS tab (Windows Workstation, Windows Server)
  3. Beside the components 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

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 policy.

Cloud Console

  1. In the policy you are configuring on the Cloud Console, select the Service Settings tab
  2. Beside the components you want to alter, do one of the following:
    • If the component is not yet installed, click On. Then click Install & Enable
    • If the component is already installed, click the trash can to uninstall. Then click Confirm

On-Premise Console

  1. In the policy you are configuring, select the Active Protection tab
  2. Select the relevant OS tab (Windows Workstation, Windows Server)
  3. Beside the components you want to alter, do one of the following:
    • If the component is not yet installed, click Install this component. Then click I understand, install component
    • If the component is already installed, click the More button beside the component, then click Uninstall this component. Then click I understand, uninstall component

Configuring Components

You can access additional configuration options for each Active Protection component by clicking Customize beside the component slider.

Main Shields

Other Components

Firewall