Do Not Disturb Mode - Getting Started

Do Not Disturb Mode is a new feature in Avast Antivirus, and an upgrade to the previous Game Mode feature in Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, Avast Pro Antivirus, and Avast Premier. Do Not Disturb Mode works to silence unnecessary notifications while you run almost any application in fullscreen.

Install and activate Avast Antivirus

This article assumes that Avast Antivirus is already installed and activated on your PC. To install and activate your preferred version of Avast Antivirus, refer to the following article:

Add applications to your Do Not Disturb Mode list

Do Not Disturb Mode launches automatically when an application is open in fullscreen. The application will also be added to the Do Not Disturb Mode list automatically. When applications on this list are opened to fullscreen again, all notifications from Windows, Avast Antivirus, and other applications are silenced.

Applications can also be added to the list manually by following these instructions:

  1. Open the Avast user interface.
  2. Click the Performance tile in the left menu, and select Do Not Disturb Mode.
  3. Click the Add a new app button to add an application in one of the following ways:
    • Click your preferred applications to add them to the Do Not Disturb Mode list, and click Close to confirm.
    • Click Select App Path, navigate to the location of the application you want to add, and click Open to confirm.
  4. Manage settings

    Do Not Disturb Mode allows you to customize certain notification behaviors and use the feature according to your needs.

    1. Open the Avast user interface.
    2. Click MenuSettings.
    3. Select Performance from the left panel, and click Do Not Disturb Mode.
    4. Tick the box next to each setting you want to enable. All settings are enabled by default.
    5. Click the red X to save your settings and return to the main Avast Antivirus screen.
    1. Open the Avast user interface.
    2. Select Performance from the left panel, and click Do Not Disturb Mode.
    3. Click the gear icon in the top-right corner of the Do Not Disturb Mode screen.
    4. Tick the box next to each setting you want to enable. All settings are enabled by default.
    5. Click the red X to save your settings and return to the main Do Not Disturb Mode screen.

    Troubleshooting

    For more information about Do Not Disturb Mode, refer to the following article:

    • 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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