Andriod emulator that isn't malware?

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Andriod emulator that isn't malware?

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Hey all,

I've been looking into emulators so that I can play GFL: NC ony desktop. I used to use Bluestacks, and while it works fine, research has led me to not quite trust it as much, a little too many anecdotes of it being a cloaked crypto miner for my liking.

However, the issue is that I can't seem to find one with a decent userbase that doesn't have some kind of dubious claims around it, whether it being CCP spyware, crypto miners, or similar. So I ask, what do YOU use? My last resort would be running BlissOS in a VM, but I would like a program I can run natively in Windows if possible.

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Andriod emulator that isn't malware?

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The lightest and safest solution I've found is to run Android AOSP in a VirtualBox VM.
Information and ISOs downloads can be found here: https://www.android-x86.org
Or here in VirtualBox VDI format: https://www.osboxes.org/android-x86/

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Yeah, but VirtualBox kinda sucks as some applications are only made for ARM(64) or require more 3D acceleration than VirtualBox can provide.
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Andriod emulator that isn't malware?

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Android Studio offers an Android emulator, however I don't know if it's good for playing games or not.

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I have personally never tried it, but I have heard good things about MEmu and also not good things like that it includes bundleware you have to decline during installation.

You could also try official Google's solution.

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