Do Not Disturb Mode - FAQs

What is Do Not Disturb Mode?

Do Not Disturb Mode is a new feature in Avast Antivirus, and an upgrade to the previous Game Mode feature. Do Not Disturb Mode works to silence unnecessary notifications while you run almost any application in fullscreen. Each time you open an application in fullscreen, Do Not Disturb Mode automatically detects it and adds it to a list of applications. When you run applications from this list of entries in fullscreen, Do Not Disturb Mode automatically launches to silence notifications from Windows, Avast Antivirus, and other applications. In the Do Not Disturb Mode applications list, you can also tick the maximize performance box next to any application, which will allow it to run at highest priority and boost the performance of your PC.

How can I disable Do Not Disturb Mode?

Do Not Disturb Mode is enabled by default in Avast Antivirus. You can disable the automatic launch of Do Not Disturb Mode for specific applications, but it is not possible to disable the feature completely. To disable Do Not Disturb Mode for specific applications:

  1. Open the Avast user interface.
  2. Go to PerformanceDo Not Disturb Mode.
  3. Click the slider next to a specific application so that it changes to red.

Do Not Disturb Mode is now disabled for your preferred applications, and notifications will continue while these applications are in fullscreen.

How can I enable Do Not Disturb Mode?

Do Not Disturb Mode is enabled by default in Avast Antivirus. If the feature is disabled for a specific application at any time, you can re-enable it to turn off notifications while your preferred applications are fullscreen. To enable Do Not Disturb Mode for specific applications:

  1. Open the Avast user interface.
  2. Go to PerformanceDo Not Disturb Mode.
  3. Click the slider next to a specific application so that it changes to green.

Do Not Disturb Mode is now enabled for your preferred applications, and notifications will be silenced while these applications are in fullscreen.

How can I add applications to my Do Not Disturb Mode list?

Each time you open an application in fullscreen, Do Not Disturb Mode automatically detects it and adds it to a list of applications. You can also add applications manually. To manually add applications to the list:

  1. Click the Performance tile on the left side of the main Avast Antivirus interface.
  2. Select Do Not Disturb Mode.
  3. Click Add a new app and select an installed application to add it automatically. Alternatively, click Select App Path and navigate to an application, select it, and click Open to add it to the list.

In the applications list, you can enable or disable Do Not Disturb Mode with the slider on every application panel individually. You can also increase the performance of preferred applications by clicking the button and ticking the box next to Maximize performance.

Does Do Not Disturb Mode only work when my applications are fullscreen?

Yes. Do Not Disturb Mode will only launch automatically when an application is opened in fullscreen. If an application is already on the Do Not Disturb Mode applications list, it must also be opened in fullscreen for Do Not Disturb Mode to launch. If an application is opened in windowed mode, Do Not Disturb Mode will not launch, and you will continue getting notifications from other applications.

Is Do Not Disturb Mode a free feature?

Yes. Do Not Disturb Mode is a free upgrade from Game Mode, and is available for Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, Avast Pro Antivirus, and Avast Premier.

How can I uninstall the Do Not Disturb Mode component?

Do Not Disturb Mode is automatically installed and enabled in Avast Antivirus to silence notifications while applications are in fullscreen. To uninstall the feature:

  1. Right-click the Windows icon and select Apps and Features.
  2. Ensure Apps & features is selected in the left menu.
  3. Select Avast Antivirus from the applications list.
  4. Click Modify.
  5. If prompted by the User Account Control permissions dialog, click Yes.
  6. If prompted by Avast Antivirus Setup, click Modify.
  7. Untick the box next to Do Not Disturb Mode.
  8. Click Change.
  9. Wait while Avast Antivirus uninstalls Do Not Disturb Mode, then click Restart computer.

Do Not Disturb Mode will now be hidden in the Avast Antivirus user interface.

How can I re-install the Do Not Disturb Mode component of Avast Antivirus?

Do Not Disturb Mode is automically installed and enabled in Avast Antivirus. If the component is uninstalled, you can re-install it to silence notifications while applications are in fullscreen. To re-install the feature:

  1. Right-click the Windows icon and select Apps and Features.
  2. Ensure Apps & features is selected in the left menu.
  3. Select Avast Antivirus from the applications list.
  4. Click Modify.
  5. If prompted by the User Account Control permissions dialog, click Yes.
  6. If prompted by Avast Antivirus Setup, click Modify.
  7. Tick the box next to Do Not Disturb Mode.
  8. Click Change.
  9. Wait while Avast Antivirus re-installs Do Not Disturb Mode, then click Restart computer.

Do Not Disturb Mode will now be visible in the Avast Antivirus user interface.

  • Avast Ultimate 18.x
  • Avast Premier 18.x
  • Avast Internet Security 18.x
  • Avast Pro Antivirus 18.x
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit

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