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Configuring Proxy Settings for Devices

This Article Applies to:

  • Avast Business Hub


If your network uses proxies for end devices, you will need to configure the proxy settings in the policies assigned to the devices behind a proxy.

Proxy settings apply to Windows workstations and servers only. For macOS devices in the Hub, these settings will only be used for the agent or services such as Remote Control or USB Protection, as Antivirus for macOS does not support these settings. If you want to install/manage the Antivirus service for macOS when using a proxy server, you will need to create a bypass.


To configure proxy settings:

  1. Open the Policies page
  2. Click the desired policy to open its Detail drawer
  3. Click the Settings tab, then General
  4. Expand the Proxy Settings section
  1. Select the type of proxy:
    • HTTP proxy
    • SOCKS v4 proxy
  1. Enter the IP address ( by default) and port (8080 by default) for your proxy
    • If desired, you can bypass proxy server for local addresses using the toggle (turned off by default)
  1. For HTTP proxies, choose whether an authentication method will be used (if yes, you will also need to enter the username and password):
    • No authentication
    • Basic authentication (plaintext)
    • Windows Integrated authentication (NTLM)
  1. If you would like devices to be able to connect directly to the internet if they can't contact the proxy server, tick the checkbox at the bottom of the section
  1. Click Save