In this article series we are introducing the secret Avast features which are completely for free and you probably never heard about them before. All these useful features are available in the latest Avast Antivirus 2016. Today let’s take a look on Avast Silent Mode.

Silent Mode – Say Goodbye to Annoying Pop-ups

Avast Silent/Gaming Mode is available in the free version for many years. When turned on your Avast is totally quiet so you never see any pop-up notification or upgrade offer but still you are getting the same level of protection.

Back in the days it was mostly used by PC gamers to make sure Avast won’t bother them when playing their favorite game. Nowadays everyone can benefit out of it because Avast can be sometimes a bit obtrusive with the pop-up messages asking for update/upgrade.

Turning on the Silent/Gaming Mode in Avast 2016

Turning on the Silent/Gaming Mode in Avast 2016

To turn on Silent/Gaming Mode follow the instructions below:

  1. Open your Avast interface by clicking the orange ball icon in the Windows systray or find Avast in Start menu
  2. Go to settings by clicking the cogwheel icon in the top-right corner
  3. In the first ‘General‘ tab check the option ‘Silent/Gaming Mode‘ (see the image above for reference)
  4. Save settings by clicking ‘OK’ and you won’t hear from Avast anymore

Additional Notes

Although we have used Avast Free Antivirus 2019 screenshots in this article, these steps are also applicable for all Avast Antivirus solutions (i.e. also for Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, or Avast Premier) running the latest version available.

Steps are relevant for all Windows versions – Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 (including Anniversary Update).

Written by Paul B.

My name is Paul and I love Avast since the Home Edition v4.8 (2008). I am recommending it to all my friends, but I realized they don't know how to use it. So I started this site in order to help others getting maximum from this awesome antivirus. Feel free to contact me via Facebook, comments below or this form.

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