avast!: Prevent Popup Messages from Appearing During Game Play

Posted April 30, 2007 by Aaron St. Clair in Windows

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It is always frustrating to be in the middle of a good gaming session and to have the avast! antivirus application popup a message regarding an update. You can stop avast! (both the Home and Professional editions) from displaying popup messages while you are running a game by following these steps.

Right-click the avast! notification icon in the System Tray and select Open avast! user interface.

avast! System Tray Icon

When the user interface loads, click the Settings button in the top right corner of the window.

avast! Settings

In the Settings window, click Silent/Gaming Mode. Choose between Silent/Gaming Mode and Silent if a full-screen application is running (which will usually restrict the popups only while gaming). Click the OK button once you’ve made your choice.

Gaming Mode


About Aaron St. Clair

Aaron St. Clair is a tech guru studying Computer Science at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. When he's not tinkering with new gadgets, modding systems, or slaving away at the mercy of the Tech-Recipe overlords, you can find him exploring the high country.
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