Avast Game Mode is a function that disables specific aspects of the antivirus software in order to improve 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 possible. It is customizable, meaning you can add certain games to its „whitelist” to ensure they always get the resources they require.
In addition to optimizing PC settings Game mode also removes background processes from the system and mutes notifications triggered by Avast or Windows and stops Windows updates to allow you to play without interruption. It also prioritizes CPU resources and maximizes them to provide you with the most enjoyable gaming experience.
Contrary to conventional antivirus software, Avast Game Mode is specifically designed for gamers, allowing an enhanced gaming experience. Its intelligent system detects when a player is playing a game and suspends activities that use up a lot of resources like scanning or updating to minimize interference. This allows the computer to dedicate more of its resources to the game, resulting in faster loading times and improved game play.
The game mode is offered as a component of the Avast software, and can be enabled or disabled via its user interface. It is accessible by going to User Interface > Settings and selecting „Components”. Then you can choose to check or uncheck the box following „Game Mode. Even if you disable Avast’s Game Mode, the real-time security will remain in place.