Avast Game Mode is a function that disables certain aspects of the antivirus software in order to improve performance and free up system resources when playing games. It automatically detects games you unveil and optimizes it to give them the highest performance. It allows customization, so you can add specific games to its «whitelist» to ensure that they receive the resources needed.

In addition to optimizing PC settings Game mode also removes background processes from the system and mutes notifications generated by Avast or Windows as well as suspends Windows updates to allow you to play without interruption. Furthermore, it makes use of CPU resources to play your game and makes the most use of them to ensure that you are getting the best gaming experience.

Avast Game Mode, unlike traditional antivirus software, was designed specifically for gamers and offers an enhanced gaming experience. Its intelligent system detects when it is playing a game and stops resource-intensive tasks such as updates or scans to minimize interference. This lets the computer dedicate more of its resources to the game, resulting in quicker loading times and enhanced gameplay.

The game mode is offered as a component of Avast software, and can be enabled or disabled via its user interface. It can be activated by visiting the User Interface > Settings after which you can select the ‘Components’ tab and then selecting or removing the checkbox next to the word ‘Game Mode’. It should be noted that if you disable the Game Mode, Avast’s real-time protection will remain in effect.