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Re: Avast 2015 BLOCKS Hardware-Assisted Virtualization !!! Yes it does !!!
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2015, 03:47:07 PM »
Is there a reason you could not use normal size fonts? May I suggest that this bug ridden beta has blocked or stopped him from adjusting the size?
Aren't you a little late with your reply since the user has already lowered the font size to 12 ???
No forum bug just an over sized choice by the user in his original post.
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Re: Avast 2015 BLOCKS Hardware-Assisted Virtualization !!! Yes it does !!!
« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2015, 10:38:46 PM »
Merckxist -- Thanks for your post.  I shall re-check on my Win 7 machine when I have a chance.

But I do NOT understand what is NG.  What is it?  Why is it not explained anywhere by Avast?  What is it doing that's separate  from what Avast was before?  How does it affect this issue?

I think Avast is blowing it.  Avast's pop-ups have become incredibly annoying - how is Avast now different from light-level malware?

And this issue makes no sense to me.  Why is Avast doing ANYTHING that interferes with ANY computer feature?
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Re: Avast 2015 BLOCKS Hardware-Assisted Virtualization !!! Yes it does !!!
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2015, 12:31:13 PM »
Some information about new avast! NG component: our classic sandbox technology (used for DeepScreen, Sandbox and SafeZone components) restricts a sandboxed application to modify your system. As Windows OS is quite rich for various APIs and frameworks, we need to monitor more and more OS functions invoked from the unknown applications. This works perfect for Sandbox/SafeZone, but it's not enough for DeepScreen analysis. When a malware is analyzed in DeepScreen, we'd like to allow it to behave freely without any restrictions and monitor only its activities. Unfortunately, we might end up very soon if it tries e.g. to load a kernel-mode driver (you can't monitor kernel-mode, and if it gets there, it can control your entire OS, hide itself, connect to internet, ...), or use some undocumented system calls on 64-bit OSes (we use own hypervisor driver to fully protect 64-bit OSes, but this doesn't work on older PCs or with disabled VT-X/AMD-V feature in BIOS).

Avast! NG helps us to analyze malware real-time totally without any restrictions - it can load a kernel driver, it can delete any Windows files, format your volume, everything it wishes. The malware is executed on your OS using VirtualBox engine and the entire OS with malware is monitored. NG was heavily tested for a few months by our user base and we have fixed various HW/SW conflicts and tuned performance. After avast installation, it takes a couple of minutes to prepare NG (this is executed in the background with normal priority in this Beta, it'll be on idle priority in final release).

Avast! NG system requirements:
- physical machine
- Vista+ (32-bit OS with 1.5GB+ RAM, 64-bit with 2.5Gb+ RAM), XP will be supported in final release
- VT-X/AMD-V must be enabled in BIOS for all Win8+ 32-bit OS and for all 64-bit OSes (NG will work correctly on other OSes without VT-X/AMD-V)
- 10% free space on system disk, not less than 2GB (this won't be required in final release)
- in RTM, NG will be disabled on slower computers
If NG components is missing in custom installation, you can check "setup.log" why NG can't be installed on your computer.

In Beta2, new web browsers icons on desktop will be created and you can try to run these web browsers in NG (just for testing purposes, this will be removed after Beta2/RC testing).

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Re: Avast 2015 BLOCKS Hardware-Assisted Virtualization !!! Yes it does !!!
« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2015, 12:36:55 PM »
There have been updates since this quote of Sept 2014.
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Re: Avast 2015 BLOCKS Hardware-Assisted Virtualization !!! Yes it does !!!
« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2015, 02:46:43 AM »
  Yes i have exactly same issue here... All my Laptops(i3,i5.i7) and Pc's VT dissable because of this silly things.. ihave to uncheck the "Enable hardware-assisted virtualization". ijust notice when my dell i7-2670qm, 6 GHZ RAM laptop slower, i use third party software (SIW) and other software and the result are same (VT dissabled), so i check all of my laptops and computer and uncheck the avast "Enable hardware-assisted virtualization" and its all working fine again (enable). what is this?? im one of the loyal avast user and recomend to all my colleagues and friends offices since years ago,now im start doubt about avast product and start to find astep better than avast. yeapp... im not a fanatic person if find trouble in silly things but affected something huge... hope avast can be better and more see the detail next time.

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Re: Avast 2015 BLOCKS Hardware-Assisted Virtualization !!! Yes it does !!!
« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2015, 02:58:22 PM »
  Yes i have exactly same issue here... All my Laptops(i3,i5.i7) and Pc's VT dissable because of this silly things.. ihave to uncheck the "Enable hardware-assisted virtualization". ijust notice when my dell i7-2670qm, 6 GHZ RAM laptop slower, i use third party software (SIW) and other software and the result are same (VT dissabled), so i check all of my laptops and computer and uncheck the avast "Enable hardware-assisted virtualization" and its all working fine again (enable). what is this?? im one of the loyal avast user and recomend to all my colleagues and friends offices since years ago,now im start doubt about avast product and start to find astep better than avast. yeapp... im not a fanatic person if find trouble in silly things but affected something huge... hope avast can be better and more see the detail next time.
Disabling it has the following effect:
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Re: Avast 2015 BLOCKS Hardware-Assisted Virtualization !!! Yes it does !!!
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2015, 03:22:53 PM »
Bob - what's your point? 

My point is that this should NOT be happening.  Avast should NOT add a feature that INTERFERES with good operations on the PC.  Or Avast should perfect the feature to MOVE OUT OF THE WAY when a good operation needs to run.

And why has Avast gone radio-silent?  No fix?
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@ glnz,
Can't answer your question about Minh6 since I never saw his post.

Hmmm, so how would actually seeing the post have made any difference?  ??? ::) ;)  (point of logic)
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@ glnz,
Can't answer your question about Minh6 since I never saw his post.

Hmmm, so how would actually seeing the post have made any difference?  ??? ::) ;)  (point of logic)

Because Bob was asked a direct question about Minh6 post (by glnz in https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=162445.msg1188674#msg1188674), which apparently disappeared.

If Bob never saw it he wouldn't know it had disappeared or comment on why it might have disappeared. Fairly logical.
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I've just run into this problem too. Decided to clean install Windows 10 on my laptop - and reinstalled Avast, only to notice that my 64bit VM's were not starting anymore in Virtualbox.
After a long search, I noticed this thread. But then still: I do not have an option "Enable hardware virtualization" in the Troubleshooting section! Maybe because I unchecked the "browser protection" in the installer? Anyway, it seems that even in this case, the virtualization is blocked by Avast and there is no way to switch it off.

I'm switching to another AV.

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Asyn - In this latest version (12.1.2272), there is no longer any reference to Enable Hardware-Assisted Virtualization.  Why so?  What is happening?  No more NG?
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Asyn - In this latest version (12.1.2272), there is no longer any reference to Enable Hardware-Assisted Virtualization.  Why so?  What is happening?  No more NG?
You are right.No more NG. :)
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Topic was dead for a year.
I wonder if antiknijn is using a 2015 version or a newer one...

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Asyn - In this latest version (12.1.2272), there is no longer any reference to Enable Hardware-Assisted Virtualization.  Why so?  What is happening?  No more NG?
Removed hardware virtualization (NG) - replaced with CyberCapture,that has much lower impact on system resources
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