Turing's Man Blog
- Last Updated on Thursday, 06 September 2012 14:36
- Published on Wednesday, 05 September 2012 20:56
- Written by Pawel Wawrzyniak
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Have you ever thought how to quickly check if your CPU supports (or not) some advanced features and enhancements and what is their current status? I have. Fortunately, I have found very useful tool – SecurAble – which will answer the most interesting questions in the matter of seconds.
SecurAble probes the system's processor to determine the presence, absence and operational status of three modern processor features:
- 64-bit instruction extensions,
- Hardware support for detecting and preventing the execution of code in program data areas, ... and
- Hardware support for system resource “virtualization.”
You can read more about the tool and download SecurAble, here.
One of my personal development machines tested with SecurAble. Nothing stunning, but not bad for some tests
We will talk about virtualization much more here in the distant future, so please treat this short article as an introduction to the subject. Of course, with the usage of SecurAble one can check if his CPU offers hardware support for extended virtualization efficiency.