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I work for a tech shop and we inherit computers from various places. I am looking for a small program/script I can run to tell me if the processor has any virtual machine extensions built into it. I am looking for something along the lines of SecurAble where it is a small simple dedicated program. A Linux or Windows program would work fine.

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Run this on a Linux box:

# egrep --color -i "svm|vmx" /proc/cpuinfo

VMX is the Intel processor flag and SVM is the AMD flag. If you get a match then you have support.

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Heres a doc page describing /proc/cpuinfo flags: blog.incase.de/index.php/cpu-feature-flags-and-their-meanings –  Bakanekobrain Jun 9 '09 at 17:55
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For Linux, just cat /proc/cpuinfo and look at the "flags" section of the output.

For Windows, SecurAble seems to be the best option as far as I can tell, although someone else may have a better suggestion.

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Via this: mydigitallife.info/2009/05/05/… SecurAble doesn't even require installation. –  MathewC Jun 9 '09 at 17:10
    
Here's a direct link grc.com/securable.htm –  Bob Jun 9 '09 at 17:47
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For Windows CPUZ is a very quick way. It will list under the "Instructions" section on the first page.

http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php

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