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Offline alexlime

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2013, 03:47:52 PM »
Pentium Dual Core E6300  2.8 GHz
Win 7 x64


Hi alexlime, I am going to investigate this issue, can you please procade your CPU specs? Also, currently there is no way in GUI to disable this feature but you can use registry hack:

1) Disable self defense
2) Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\AswVmm and change "Start" value to 4
3) Enable self defense
4) Reboot

Thanks

Ok, I have updated my Avast IS today and there is no fix after it. Same problem, nothing changed.
So guys who has the same problem - there is only one solution:
Delete Avast 8 and install any other software

P.S I was using Avast for ~ 5 years, maybe more... And 8 version update is the biggest fail that developers have made.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2013, 12:20:30 AM by alexlime »

Offline hbang

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2013, 04:08:47 PM »
@Alex


Disabling registry you pointed to definitely took care of the issue I had launching one portable app.

intel i7
intel I5
WIN 8 PRO and Enterprise 64 bits
Latest Avast from today
All up to date as far as drivers and such

what s the fallout from disabling that reg??
« Last Edit: March 07, 2013, 04:10:37 PM by hbang »

Offline zachster

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2013, 09:29:35 PM »
This fixed Dead Space 3, will be testing whether I can use my 360 controller again. Thanks very much for this fix, moderators should mark it as solved until A8v2 comes out including an option to disable this feature. Have been going back and forth with tech support for two days and that's the plan.  Thanks very much forum!!!

Hi alexlime, I am going to investigate this issue, can you please procade your CPU specs? Also, currently there is no way in GUI to disable this feature but you can use registry hack:

1) Disable self defense
2) Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\AswVmm and change "Start" value to 4
3) Enable self defense
4) Reboot

Thanks

Ok, I have updated my Avast IS today and there is no fix after it. Same problem, nothing changed.
So guys who has the same problem - there is only one solution:
Delete Avast 8 and install any other software

P.S I was using Avast for ~ 5 years, maybe more... And 8 version update is the biggest fail that developers have made.

Offline Practical

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2013, 05:30:48 AM »
Also, when attempting to make alterations to that folder, permissions are locked down, so it can't be updated with the patches that have been suggested here (even when run as admin), I even tried just giving myself write access, still can't replace the file. I didn't want to dive deep on permissions because I was afraid I could screw up something or leave myself vulnerable to attack.

waouh boys...! let me post it again :
problem solved following exactly that procedure:

BTW, after patching you will have 2 files in your C:\Windows\System32\drivers:
  • a new aswVmm.sys (v 8.0.1482.47)
  • a aswvmm.sys.sum

it didn't help me, but this another way

Hi alexlime, I am going to investigate this issue, can you please procade your CPU specs? Also, currently there is no way in GUI to disable this feature but you can use registry hack:

1) Disable self defense
2) Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\AswVmm and change "Start" value to 4
3) Enable self defense
4) Reboot

I fixed my Call of Duty MW3
 ;D
I've done it 1 minute before Avast deleting from my PC
« Last Edit: March 08, 2013, 05:33:49 AM by Practical »

Offline alexlime

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2013, 03:18:01 PM »
Just one question. Can this registry hack cause any security issue?

Offline zachster

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2013, 03:32:45 PM »
It affects this one feature only, which pertains to virtual machines. So my guess is no.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2013, 06:39:15 PM by zachster »

Offline igor

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2013, 06:25:12 PM »
With the driver disabled (which is what the registry modification does), some of the features (e.g. the sandbox) will be less reliable.

Offline sinan

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2013, 04:49:08 PM »
I got this message too after update to version 8, and my "aswVmm.sys" version is 8.0.1483.72 and I'm still getting this error "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine" please fix it

Offline xemon.mpei

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2013, 11:47:30 PM »
Таже самая проблема. Временное решение - удаление аваста с трех компьютеров. Являюсь пользователем трех лицензионных версий avast! Internet Security. Очень печалит тот факт, что уже не первый раз обновления проходят с ошибками. Пора переходить на касперского с таким отношением.

Offline zachster

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2013, 06:44:15 PM »
After the most recent update you guys released, I now cannot open the games again, and trying the original fix no longer works. HELP. I got the 360 adapter working, wasn’t Avast

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2013, 04:07:30 PM »
Been using avast for 3 years now, bet after this... sorry, bye Avast

well.. I'cant even uninstalll it, stupid thing just stays on uninstallation progress like forever now

Offline zachster

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2013, 04:12:01 PM »
Try the avast removal tool, works everytime

Been using avast for 3 years now, bet after this... sorry, bye Avast

well.. I'cant even uninstalll it, stupid thing just stays on uninstallation progress like forever now