About protection through hardware virtualization in Kaspersky applications

Latest update: May 22, 2023 ID: 13713

This article concerns: 

  • Kaspersky Standard, Plus, Premium
  • Kaspersky Security Cloud 
  • Kaspersky Internet Security 
  • Kaspersky Total Security 
  • Kaspersky Small Office Security

Hardware virtualization is a technology that allows to run various operating systems simultaneously on one computer. In Kaspersky applications, hardware virtualization technology is used by Protected Browser to provide additional protection against complex malware that could intercept your personal data.

Hardware virtualization is only available on 64-bit versions of Windows 8, 8.1, 10 or 11.

We recommend enabling hardware virtualization for additional protection if it is available. To find out if this feature is available on your computer, see the guide below.

If hardware virtualization is available but not working, follow the instructions from the guide below. Then enable protection through hardware virtualization. See the guide below.


How to check hardware virtualization status


Possible reasons why the protection through hardware virtualization does not work


How to enable protection through hardware virtualization in a Kaspersky application


How to enable hardware virtualization in BIOS for Windows 10


How to enable hardware virtualization in BIOS for Windows 11

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