Avast Game Mode is a function that disables some aspects of the antivirus software to boost performance and free up system resources while playing games. It automatically detects games that you play and optimizes them to provide them with the best performance. It is customizable, meaning you can add certain games to its “whitelist” to ensure that they always receive the resources they require.
The game mode optimizes PC settings and disables background processes, mutes notifications from Avast, Windows, and stops Windows Updates so that you can play for hours. It also optimizes CPU resources and increases their use to provide you with the best gaming experience.
Avast Game Mode, unlike traditional antivirus software, was designed specifically for gamers and offers gamers with a more enjoyable gaming experience. Its intelligent system detects when it is playing a game and shuts down resource-intensive tasks like updates or scans to reduce interference. This lets the computer dedicate more of its resources to the game, resulting in quicker loading times and better gameplay.
The game mode is accessible as a part of Avast software which can be enabled or disabled via its user interface. It can be activated via the User Interface Settings menu and then selecting ‘Components’ and checking or unchecking the box next to ‘Game Mode’. It is important to know that if you disable the Game Mode, Avast’s real-time protection is still in place.