I am developing apps for Android. The emulator recommends to enable virtualization.
But I'm not sure whether is it good for my computer in the long run? Also, my pc recommends me to disable virtualization.
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Practically, its just enabling a 'special' part of your CPU specially designed to speed up virtualisation. Essentially it allows a VM to access specific instructions and talk to memory a little more directly and results in significantly improved performance.
You don't need it if you're not running a VM (so lots of users don't need it). There's a few theoretical exploits like blue pill but nothing in the wild.
Many systems come with virtualization extensions turned on by default and there's no issues with them.