Question of the week:I love my antivirus, but sometimes I want it to be quiet, like when I'm using my laptop in the school library or in a cafe. How can I make avast! quiet? How about when I'm playing a game? Can I turn off popups?
We're glad you're happy with avast! and that you take us with you to school. There a few options for you. If you want to turn off notifications, go into the main user interface to Settings/Sounds and uncheck Enable avast! sounds. You can turn them all off, or choose specific events, like automatic update, that you want to silence.
An option designed for playing games or when you are giving a presentation and don't want to be interrupted, is to activate the “Silent/gaming mode” so avast! will run automatically in silent mode when a full-screen application is running. This means your games or other full-screen applications will not be interrupted with annoying popups or other messages. The orange avast! icon located in your computer’s system tray can be used to access this feature without opening the main user interface. Right-click on the avast! icon and a short menu will appear. Click on Silent/gaming mode to turn it on.