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VMware Player 12 Guest issues with Avast 11.1.2253
« on: February 03, 2016, 08:38:54 PM »
Installed the lastest update for the Avast Free and my VMware guests ran v-slow. Tried a few things found an old post (2013) that said turn off Enable hardware-assisted virualization (under Troubleshooting), did that a reboot and all is well again. Turning off the shield did not help.

VMware Workstation 12 Player version 12.1.0 build-3272444. Tried mulitple guests Linux and Windows. Noticed a VM hardware version 10 guest was not affected, but the hardware 11.x and 12.0 all affected.

Anybody else noticed this?

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Re: VMware Player 12 Guest issues with Avast 11.1.2253
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 08:40:39 PM »
May I ask what's exactly your OS and platform (x86/x64)? Thanks.

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Re: VMware Player 12 Guest issues with Avast 11.1.2253
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016, 08:42:41 PM »
Sorry, yes host is Windows 7 64 bit.

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Re: VMware Player 12 Guest issues with Avast 11.1.2253
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016, 10:29:25 PM »
Can you please describe how slower is that with newer version of avast?

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Re: VMware Player 12 Guest issues with Avast 11.1.2253
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2016, 11:13:21 PM »
Unusable slow. Loaded a guest VM the browser was juddering, CPU high on any process that was trying to do anything (that was when I started wondering on what was going on). Restarted the guest the VM when starting showed a starting bar along the bottom, I have never seen this before, so think it normally clears quickly before being displayed. Then I watched a starting bar on each slow VM. The VM bios text displayed one line a time, then clears one line at a time. The choose a boot device screen displays a line a time. I did not even need to boot into an OS to work out it was slow.
Switched off Enable hardware-assisted virualization and rebooted, like a light switch, day and night difference. Now back to normal, full speed bios displays normally.

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Re: VMware Player 12 Guest issues with Avast 11.1.2253
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2016, 10:56:30 AM »
Hi,

I also have a issue with vmware player 12:
https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=182528.0

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Helmar

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Re: VMware Player 12 Guest issues with Avast 11.1.2253
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2016, 01:03:21 AM »
So is the 'fix' to this to leave Enable hardware-assisted virualization turned off? Any update from Avast to acknowledge this issue or to say it is my and my system?

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Re: VMware Player 12 Guest issues with Avast 11.1.2253
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2016, 10:25:03 AM »
I think this bug was already fixed with silent avast update.

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Re: VMware Player 12 Guest issues with Avast 11.1.2253
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2016, 04:55:39 PM »
Thank you for your reply. Yes that appears fixed, I turned back on Enable hardware-assisted virualization and the guests are running normally still.