Problem with VirtualBox 3.2.10

Gilles Gravier ggravier at
Tue Oct 26 13:00:36 UTC 2010

Hi, Leander!

On 26/10/2010 13:57, Leander Jedamus wrote:
> Hi!
> I just installed virtualbox 3.2.10 on my ubuntu 10.04. Then I installed 
> a VM with XP on it. After some windows updates later, I installed 
> Kaspersky Internet Suite 2011 and downloaded the newest updates for t
> that. Then I chose the scanning of the whole XP. Then it says, it is 
> scanning the system memory. After that nothing works. So I rebooted XP 
> and now it hangs after launching the kaspersky anti-virus scanner. I 
> cannot shutdown properly, just reset the session. What can I do now? Has 
> anybody experience with virtualbox and KIS 2011 in XP?
> Thanks in advance
> Leander Jedamus

You may be running into some specific virtualization issues. Try playing
with the "System" settings of the VM.

In the Processor tab, toggle the "Enable PAE/NX" check box.
In the Acceleration tab, toggle the "Enable VT-x/AMD-V" and/or "Enable
Nested Paging" check boxes.

Try combinations of these settings. Probably first disabling the 2
settings in Acceleration...

Anti virus software tends to make serious assumptions as to what the
physical memory of the machine it runs on really is like. And when you
are emulating all of that in a virtualized environment, you never know.


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