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Offline EmoHobo

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Re: Avast and Unity.
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2014, 06:10:13 AM »
No feedback on this, how exactly does it make it more secure?

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Re: Avast and Unity.
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2014, 11:46:07 PM »
Anyone care to elaborate?

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Re: Avast and Unity.
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2014, 11:05:26 AM »
Well, it does make the self-defense more secure, i.e. it prevents a number of known attacks that active malware (should you get infected) can use to kill the antivirus (and which cannot be prevented without the hardware virtualization).
If you need to have it disabled to run some programs... well that's probably the best you can do (it's not like disabling it would cripple the antivirus completely). But yes, the hardware virtualization makes you a bit more secure.

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Re: Avast and Unity.
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2014, 05:30:27 PM »
Thank you igor, it's something I want to be as secure as possible without sacrificing usability, I've had it disabled for awhile now without any issues, although I did one time get careless online and hit a trojan, thankfully Avast still detected and stopped it, so I'm thinking it still is functioning well enough as an Antivirus without it.

So correct me if I'm wrong Virtualization, just creates a way to prevent the Malware from disabling the Antivirus.  Any signs to look for to see if Avast has ever been compromised?