Firewall: What is the GameMode?

The name "GameMode" comes from our Consumer products (Avira AntiVir Premium/ Avira Internet Security Suite) and it means that communication is automatically allowed and the application (e.g. a game) is not interrupted by pop-ups.

In Avira AntiVir Professional, the GameMode is used as training mode, so the users are not interrupted by pop-ups while using their usual programs. The communication is logged in the background and, when the connection to SMC Server is build, the administrator can check which applications communicate to the Internet. Based on this information, a whitelist is created, specifying which applications are allowed and which are blocked.

Affected products

  • Avira AntiVir Premium, Version 10 [Windows]
  • Avira AntiVir Professional, Version 10 [Windows]
  • Avira Premium Security Suite, Version 10 [Windows]
  • Created : Thursday, March 25, 2010
  • Last updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2011
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