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Offline Aco3

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Re: Avast and Intel Virtualization
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2017, 06:33:51 PM »
Is it safe to disable it without side effect? What will happen if I enable hyper-v?
If you enable hyper-v, we'll detect it and we won't use virtualization. Avast uses hardware virtualization to make your system more secure, it's used in sandbox, CyberCapture and anti-rootkit. Still, there're quite a lot of system without hardware virtualization, what Avast tries to do, is make the best of known technologies to protect your system.
Do you recommend to enable vt-x?

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Re: Avast and Intel Virtualization
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2017, 06:36:41 PM »
Is it safe to disable it without side effect? What will happen if I enable hyper-v?
If you enable hyper-v, we'll detect it and we won't use virtualization. Avast uses hardware virtualization to make your system more secure, it's used in sandbox, CyberCapture and anti-rootkit. Still, there're quite a lot of system without hardware virtualization, what Avast tries to do, is make the best of known technologies to protect your system.
Do you recommend to enable vt-x?
That has to be your decision. pk from Avast has already told you what the effects to your protection will be if you do.
The decision now has to be yours.
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Re: Avast and Intel Virtualization
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2017, 08:22:18 PM »
Do you recommend to enable vt-x?
If your CPU supports VT-x, I would recommend you turn this option on in BIOS. It may be already enabled, or sometimes Avast can enable it even if it's disabled in Bios. As I said, this technology is used by Avast to improve system protection, especially on 64-bit systems.

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Re: Avast and Intel Virtualization
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2017, 10:28:26 PM »
I see it was removed unintentionally  :-[ -- as a workaround, you can disable 'self protection' (in troubleshooting), run regedit.exe and set Start=4 in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\services\aswvmm.
pk, this still hasn't been resolved and put back in the avastUI.
Erm, the setting was back in build 2281, now gone again in 2282. ??? :-\
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Re: Avast and Intel Virtualization
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2017, 02:35:36 PM »
This problem exists with BlueStacks App Player as well.
BlueStacks was very slow with Avast. Searched a lot and figured out that I should disable "Virtualization" in Avast settings to make it run fast and it worked.
Can this be supported by Avast automatically? It was very difficult to find this and change the setting