VBS(Virtualization Based Security) is a security feature that uses hardware virtualization. Windows uses this “virtual secure mode” to host several security solutions, providing them with much higher protection from vulnerabilities and preventing the use of malicious exploits. It allows users to avoid unsigned drivers, codes, software, etc., from residing in your system’s memory. It creates a secure and isolated memory region from the regular operating system, allowing users to host various security solutions.
Microsoft introduced the VBS in Windows 10, which is now part of Windows 11. According to Microsoft, when VBS is enabled, you can enjoy the same level of security on your PCs as commercial PCs. However, when VBS turns on, it will adversely affect PC performance. Most ordinary users do not need VBS protection, so you can turn off this bulletproof security after installing Windows 11 or purchasing a Windows 11 PC to gear up your PC performance.
PC Gamer and Tom’s Hardware revealed that your PC performance degradation might reach 28% when VBS turns on your PC. If you need to enjoy your Windows 11 PC’s full potential, you should turn off the VBS. If you are a gamer, turning off VBS, you can quickly notice improved gaming performance.
In this article, you will learn how to turn VBS (Virtualization-Based Security) off Windows 11 PCs.
How to Check Virtualization-Based Security (VBS) Status on Windows 11?
Do these steps to find whether Virtualization-Based Security (VBS) is enabled on your PC:-
Step 1. Press
Step 2. Type
Step 3. Pick
How to Disable VBS by Removing Windows Components in Windows 11?
If you can block the
Do these steps to turn off VBS by removing Windows Components in Windows 11:-
Step 1. Press
Step 2. Type the following in the
Step 3. In the
Step 4. Hit
Step 5. Reboot your Windows 11 machine to apply the changes.
How to Turn Off VBS (Virtualization Based Security) from Windows 11 Settings?
Do these steps tp block the VBS via Windows 11 Settings:-
Step 1. Open the Settings app.
Step 2. Pick the
Step 3. Tap on the
Step 4. Pick the
Step 5. Switch to the
Step 6. Tap on the
Step 7. In the following screen, turn off the toggle switch
Step 8. Reboot your computer to apply the changes.
After that, open some apps and games to check their performance.
How to Disable VBS using Command Prompt?
Do these steps to turn off VBS via Command Prompt:-
Step 2. Type the following in the Command Prompt window and hit the Enter key on the keyboard:-
bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off
Step 3. Reboot your PC to apply the changes.
How to Disable VBS using Local Group Policy Editor?
Do these steps to disable VBS through Local Group Policy Editor:-
Step 1. Open Local Group Policy Editor.
Step 2. Browse to the following path in the left sidebar:-
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Device Guard
Step 3. Double-click on the policy name
Step 4. Pick
Step 5. Hit
Step 6. Click on the
Step 7. Restart your PC.
How to Disable VBS through Registry Editor?
Do these steps to turn off VBS using Registry Editor:-
Step 1. Open Registry Editor.
Step 2. Browse to the following path in the left sidebar of the Registry Editor window:-
Step 3. Right-click on the
Step 4. Name the newly created REG_DWORD as
Step 5. Double-click on the
- 0: block VBS.
- 1: allow VBS.
Step 6. Reboot your PC to apply the changes.