This site is for Avast Business products only. For articles on AVG Business products, see AVG Business Help. If you are in the right place but cannot find what you are looking for, please contact Avast Business Support for further assistance.

File Scanner for Android

This Article Applies to:

  • Avast Small Office Protection


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Mobile Protection has been removed from all Small Business Solutions subscriptions (Essential/Premium/Ultimate Business Security) due to low adoption. The mobile devices with the subscriptions activated are reverted to the free version. Small Office Protection subscriptions are not affected at this time.


File Scanner allows you to scan individual files and folders for security threats. You can access this feature by tapping the menu icon (three horizontal lines: ☰ ) in the top left corner of the Avast Mobile Security UI and selecting File Scanner.


Using File Scanner

Tu run a file scan, select at least one of the listed folders and tap the Scan button on the bottom of the screen. To locate the folders you want to scan more easily, you can tap the three lines in the top right corner of the File Scanner screen and choose whether to sort the list by name, date, or type.


Once the scan completes, you will be presented with the results, showing how many files were scanned and if any issues were detected.