Avast’s game mode optimizes your computer settings to allow gaming. It mutes notifications and pauses update to help you concentrate on the game. It also adjusts your PC settings so that gaming takes priority over other programs that might drain the CPU or slow performance.

When playing, you require plenty of resources like CPU, GPU RAM MEMORY, CPU, and more. Other applications and recording processes could take these methods away from your game, causing the program to slow down or shut down. Avast’s game mode allows users to focus on video games by temporarily turning off background tasks and alerting you to any potential interruptions.

It also minimizes the impact on your gaming performance from antivirus updates and scans by detects and suspending them to prevent interruptions. This is an advantage for players who don’t want to have their gameplay interrupted to perform maintenance or risk being affected by a virus.

Start the antivirus program and click the menu button at the top-right corner on the Windows taskbar. Select “Settings” and then turn the switch next to Enable Game Mode to on. A special icon will appear on your system tray when Game Mode is enabled.

You can also make use of a separate page within Avast to add specific applications and have them automatically switch to Game Mode when you play them. You might want to turn off the Avast gaming mode for many reasons. This article will explain how to do this from the Avast GUI.