Avast File Server Security

Powerful server antivirus.

Need protection for your Windows file servers? File Server Security is a heavy-duty antivirus that allows unlimited connections and includes SharePoint support.

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Vital protection for your server data

High-performance server protection compatible with all major operating systems, such as Windows 2012/2008/R2, 2003 Server.

Integrate your SharePoint

Our SharePoint Server plug-in integrates with SharePoint 2013/2010/2007/2003 Servers via Microsoft's own AV interfaces.

Benefit from real-time protection

Your virus database will be continuously updated with the latest definitions in real-time via connection to the Avast Virus Lab, so your network will have even new ‘zero-day’ threat signatures as soon as we do.

Be in control with real-time alerts

Our easy-to-navigate graphical user interface (GUI) offers a user-friendly central window to all program functions. Comprehensive reporting options provide adjustable parameters for what information gets reported and how often.

Simple and convenient licensing

Licenses can be purchased on a per-server basis (rather than per mailbox), for greater convenience.


New User interface (UI)

The Avast UI has been redesigned to keep up with modern navigation styles.

New Remote Assistance

The Remote Assistance feature allows Avast users to connect and share desktops with each other. This may be useful for technical support as well as for general administrative purpose.

New Windows 8 compatible

Avast version 7 was the first third-party antivirus software to gain Windows 8 certification, and with Avast 8 we continue our support of the latest Windows platform.

Improved Antivirus and anti-spyware engine

Our award-winning scanning engine protects against viruses, spyware, and other malicious agents, now with a new algorithm that is based on machine learning, which can process new-virus data in milliseconds rather than hours.

Improved Streaming, real-time virus database updates

Each virus signature comes to you in real-time via connection to the Avast Virus Lab cloud, rather than needing to wait for a traditional virus-database update. Your database will be continuously updated with latest definitions.

Improved File reputation system

Now with more than a billion unique files in our cloud, Avast FileRep lets you know whether a file is safe before you open it – determined in part by how many people have the file and how new the file is. The technology is also used internally, to help the scanning engine make more intelligent decisions.

Real-time anti-rootkit protection

Prevents stealth malware ('rootkits') that, when loaded by the computer’s OS, are invisible to ordinary scanners.

Improved Behavior Shield

Our Behavior Shield now uses more sophisticated logic for determining – with greater precision – whether any running processes are displaying any unusual behavior.

File System Shield

Real-time scanning of opened/executed files.

Mail Shield

Scans all incoming/outgoing email for malware (a special plug-in is used for MS Outlook).

Web Shield

Scans all visited web pages, downloaded files, and java scripts. Thanks to the intelligent stream scanning feature, the Web Shield doesn't slow your web browsing.

P2P Shield/IM Shield

Checks files downloaded via P2P programs and while using IM or "chat" programs.

Script Shield

Detects malicious scripts hidden in web pages and prevents them from hijacking and potentially damaging your computer.

SharePoint Server plugin

Tightly integrates with SharePoint 2003/2007/2010/2013 Servers via Microsoft‘s own AV interfaces.

System requirements

Server Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and 2003 R2 (any edition with latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit, incl. Small Business Server)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 (any edition with latest Service Pack, 32-bit or 64-bit, incl. Small Business Server, except Server Core)
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 (any edition with latest Service Pack, x64bit)
  • New Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2 (any edition with latest Service Pack, x64bit, incl. Small Business Server/Essentials, except Server Core)
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2003/2007/2010/2013

Minimum Hardware requirements:

  • 256 MB RAM or above, 512 MB or above if running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or higher (depends on the OS requirements and other 3rd-party software installed).
  • Intel Pentium III compatible processor or above (depends on the OS requirements and other 3rd-party software installed)
  • 500MB free hard disk space

Awards & Certifications

Just a few of the leading authorities that regularly award/certify Avast software:

Our Avast File Server Security earned VB100 Award in the Virus Bulletin test on Windows Server 2012 (June 2013)

Independent testing firm AV-Comparatives has multiple times awarded Avast its highest "Advanced +" rating.

Our reviews

"Avast’s server edition (is)… pretty easy on the eye, laden with multiple components and layers, and relatively simple to navigate even with a very good range of controls."

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