How to Enable and Disable Avast Game Mode
Avast’s game mode optimizes your computer’s settings for gaming. It blocks notifications and pauses updates to help you concentrate on the game. In addition, it adjusts PC settings to prioritize gaming over other applications that could drain the CPU and slow down performance.
You need a lot of resources to play games, including RAM MEMORY, CPU and GPU. Other applications or record processes could divert these resources from your gaming program, causing it to slow down or even crash. Avast’s game mode lets you to focus solely on video games, by temporarily removing background tasks and alerting you of any potential interruptions.
It also minimizes the impact of antivirus scans and updates on the performance of your gaming by notifying you when you are playing the game and halting them to prevent interruptions. This can be an enormous benefit for gamers who don’t wish to have to stop their gameplay to do regular maintenance or risk getting bitten by an infection while trying to play.
Launch the antivirus application, and then click the menu in the upper-right corner of the Windows taskbar. You can then choose “Settings” and turn the switch next to Enable Game Mode to on. When enabled, a special icon will appear in the tray to indicate that Game Mode is active.
You can also use a separate page within Avast to add specific programs and have them automatically switch to Game Mode when you play them. You might also want to turn off the game mode of Avast at some point because of one of a variety of reasons. This article will teach you how to do it using the Avast GUI.