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Win all your battles with Avast

Download the best antivirus for gamers, free

Uninterrupted play

Any interruptions to your gaming won’t come from us. Turn on Gaming Mode to keep Avast so silent you won’t even know it’s there.

Maximum power

Battle, fight, or race on. With negligible CPU and GPU consumption, Avast protects your PC without affecting your gaming experience.

Unstoppable speed

Get maximum gameplay by deactivating your Web Shield. This speeds up your Internet connection so you won’t get any lag.

Don’t just take our word for it

Independent industry experts, AV-Comparatives, recently tested 20 antivirus and Internet security products. Avast Free Antivirus topped every single one of them and received an Advanced Plus three star award in the May 2015 Performance Test.

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An antivirus that works as hard as you play

Built on gamer's creed

An antivirus shouldn’t interfere with your gaming. Using Avast means no screen freezes, updates, lagging or annoying crashes while you play

Perpetual combat

Fighting hackers is a never-ending battle. Thankfully Avast sends out constant, real-time updates from the world’s largest virus database

Antivirus warfare

Battling online baddies? Defend yourself after the game’s over too. Avast intelligently detects and disposes of, viruses, spyware, malware and other threats.

Password watchdogs

Avast combines enhanced performance with expert security. Sign in faster to any gaming portal, and buy more games without remembering your passwords.

Gamers recommend Avast

The most important is that it does not have any negative impact on my gaming experience.

Marie R.

I love it, works perfectly.

Jonathan R.

I have been using Avast since 2005 and I'm very satisfied with the product.

Laurent R.
How to

Turn on Gaming Mode

Follow these two easy steps and you’ll be gaming faster in no time.

Step 1 / 4

Right-click on the Avast icon on the right side of the taskbar.

Step 2 / 4

Click on “Silent/Gaming Mode’’ to activate the feature.

Step 3 / 4

You can also click on the parameters icon on the top right of the Avast UI.

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And then in the ‘’General’’ category, check the ‘’Silent/Gaming Mode’’ box to activate the feature.

How to

Deactivate Web Shield

Play on uninterrupted. Just follow these instructions.

Step 1 / 2

Click on the parameters icon on the top right of the Avast UI.

Step 2 / 2

Select “Active Protection“ and then turn off Web Shield for however long you like.

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