Blocking Unwanted avast! Popups

Avast notifies you regularly about security updates, optimizations and other useful software. While these notifications can be useful in some cases, in most, they become annoying. Avast has been known to be aggressive with its marketing strategies and there are many examples of this, such as adding their signature to your emails automatically.

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Fortunately, the option to configure this notification delivery is present in the software and in this article, we will discuss in detail to get rid of different types of pop-ups. Keep in mind that some settings might require you to have the paid version of the software while some can be done on both. If you can’t follow along, check if you have updated to the latest version and consult the Avast Won’t Update article if you are facing issues with updating.

How to Block Popups on Avast Anti-Virus?

Blocking popups is a step-by-step process and we will be blocking different types of popups individually. Follow the guide below which best suits your situation.

Block Avast Popups While Gaming:

  1. Double click on the Avast icon on the desktop or launch it from the system tray.
  2. Go into settings and click on the “General” option.
    Selecting the “General” option in the left tab
  3. In the right pane, check the “Enable Gaming mode” option.
    Checking the Gaming Mode option
  4. Click on “OK” and exit back to the desktop.
  5. The pop-ups will not appear now while you are playing games.

Block Avast Popups Sounds:

  1. Double click on the Avast icon on the desktop or launch it from the system tray.
  2. Go into settings and click on the “General” option.
    Selecting the “General” option in the left tab
  3. In the general settings, click on “Sounds”.
  4. In the right pane, uncheck the “Enable Avast Sounds” option and click on “OK”.
    Unchecking the “Enable Avast Sounds” option
  5. Now, the sounds will not play along with the pop-ups.

Block Ad Popups (Pro Version Only):

  1. Double click on the Avast icon on the desktop or launch it from the system tray.
  2. Go into settings and click on the “General” option.
    Selecting the “General” option in the left tab
  3. Click on the “Popups” option and uncheck the “Show Popup Offers for other Avast Products” option.
    Unchecking the “Show Popups for other avast products” option
  4. This will now disable the Ad popups completely and you also have the option to disable other popups in this window.
  5. After configuring this, click on “OK” and exit back to the desktop.

Block Update Available Popups:

  1. Double click on the Avast icon on the desktop or launch it from the system tray.
  2. Go into settings and click on the “Tools” option.
  3. Select “Software Update” and click on the “Customize” option.
    Clicking on “Tools” and selecting “Software Update”
  4. Uncheck the “Notifications Enabled” box and click on “OK”.
  5. Exit back to the desktop and the “Update Available” popups will now be disabled.

Block Cleanup Available Popups

  1. Double click on the Avast icon on the desktop or launch it from the system tray.
  2. Go into settings and click on the “Tools” option.
    Clicking on the “Tools” option
  3. Click on the “Cleanup” option and select the “Customize” button.
  4. Uncheck the “Always Test this computer for performance issues” option.
  5. Click on “OK” and navigate back to the desktop.
  6. The Cleanup Popups will now be disabled.
Kevin Arrows
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