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Offline claivchord93

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Yesterday I updated to Avast! Free Anti-virus 8, but today when I tried to run some 3-d games(NBA 2k13 & NFS17), I got a "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine" error.
What can I do with this?   :(
Thank you!

Offline Spec8472

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 12:39:19 PM »
Yesterday I updated to Avast! Free Anti-virus 8, but today when I tried to run some 3-d games(NBA 2k13 & NFS17), I got a "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine" error.
What can I do with this?   :(
Thank you!

Hi, please check version of your \Windows\System32\drivers\aswVmm.sys file.
If the version is later than 8.0.1482.45, then just restart your machine and it should be OK.
If the version is 8.0.1482.45 then execute patch:
http://files.avast.com/files/emupdate/20130304.exe
as administrator. It will replace your aswVmm.sys with version 8.0.1482.47. Then restart computer.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2013, 01:32:50 PM by Spec8472 »

Offline alexlime

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 03:41:49 PM »
This Patch Does Nothing at all.
(I have the same problem)
« Last Edit: March 08, 2013, 12:19:04 AM by alexlime »

Offline max-support

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 04:57:00 PM »
Bonjour,

We are meeting the same problem:
after updating to avast 8, we can't run Virtual PC on a machine under Win 7 Pro, because Avast 8 deny Hardware-Assisted Virtualization.

At this time, replacing aswVmm is not the solution.

After having tested the machine w Microsoft havdetectiontool.exe when avast 8 running, result is :
  "this computer does not have hardware-assisted virtualization"

Testing the machine after having uninstalled Avast 8, result is:
  "Hardware-assisted virtualizatiuon is enabled on this computer".

So, how and when would we be able to run VPC w Avast 8 installed?

TIA
Patrice
« Last Edit: March 05, 2013, 05:01:16 PM by max-support »

Offline Broken Hope

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 05:46:12 PM »
Except the fix does nothing, how on earth can you guys beta a program and break something like CPU hardware features? My system now believes it doesn't support hardware Virtualisation.

Offline hbang

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2013, 07:52:23 PM »
+ 1 patch does change aswvmm but doesnt solve the prob

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2013, 08:03:29 PM »
Typical Avast quality nowadays... ??? I really wonder how an Avast developers can manage to break something like this.
Windows 7 SP1 x64

Offline Spec8472

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2013, 08:10:24 PM »
Hi,

but what problem you mean? Inability to play some games or "no hw virtualization" problem or virtual pc  problem? Can you check version of aswVmm.sys file in windows\system32\drivers directory? Did you reboot computer after executing the patch? This patch should solve games and virtual pc problems. "No hw virtualization available" is actually not a problem, because Avast is using virtualization extensions of CPU to help protect your computer. If other virtualization SW is detected (like VirtualBox/VmWare), this feature is automatically disabled to not interfere with other VMM.

+ 1 patch does change aswvmm but doesnt solve the prob

Offline hbang

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2013, 08:17:57 PM »
for example i have a portable drive genius app, that thing cant run under Avast 8 but run under 7
« Last Edit: March 05, 2013, 08:42:12 PM by hbang »

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013, 12:10:50 AM »
This path changes the version of file. But this file version change, changes nothing at all.  :-\
And if you want this patch to change file vervion you need to turn off self defense module not just restarting the PC

Offline zachster

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2013, 07:37:50 AM »
Same issue here with Dead Space 3, as well as my wireless xbox 360 controller driver failing. So glad I updated all my clients to it. Yeesh.

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2013, 08:36:27 AM »
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"No hw virtualization available" is actually not a problem, because Avast is using virtualization extensions of CPU to help protect your computer. If other virtualization SW is detected (like VirtualBox/VmWare), this feature is automatically disabled to not interfere with other VMM.

Is there a possibility to disable that feature manually? Obviously an automatic detection isn't working perfectly.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2013, 08:38:07 AM by user_1000 »
Windows 7 SP1 x64

Offline max-support

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SOLVED: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2013, 09:31:39 AM »
Bonjour,
Problem now solved.

1) Disable Avast! self defense
2) Replace aswVmm.sys in Windows\System32\Drivers directory with patch: http://files.avast.com/files/emupdate/20130304.exe executed as administrator
3) Enable self defense again
4) Reboot

Yesterday I tried w http://www2.avast.com/files/aswvmm/x64/aswvmm.zip which didn't succeed.

Thanks to Spec8472

Offline alexlime

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2013, 10:14:57 AM »
This is the same patch that doesnt work man...
SO problem is nor solved

Offline max-support

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Re: Got "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine"
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2013, 10:56:32 AM »
This is the same patch that doesnt work man...
SO problem is nor solved

Mine is solved with 20130304.exe, was not with aswvmm.zip . That's enough... for me.
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