Avast Game Mode is a feature that disables certain aspects of the antivirus software to boost performance and free up resources on your system while playing games. It detects and optimizes the games you play automatically. It is customizable, meaning you can add specific games to its „whitelist“ to ensure that they receive the resources required.
The game mode optimizes PC settings and disables background processes, blocks notifications from Avast, Windows, and pauses Windows Updates so that you can play without interruption. It also prioritizes CPU resources and optimizes them to provide you with 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 recognizes when it is playing a game and stops resource-intensive tasks such as updates or scans to reduce interference. This lets your computer dedicate its resources to your games, resulting faster loading times and better game play.
It is available in the Avast software as a component. It can be turned off or activated through its user interface. It is accessible through the User Interface > Settings by selecting „Components“ and then either selecting or unchecking the box next to Game Mode‘. Even if you turn off Avast’s Game Mode, the real-time protection will be in effect.