7. Dezember 2015

Avira and VirtualBox Broken

tldr: Avira face punches VirtualBox. Need other virus scanner.

I was using Avira, because it is the best free virus scanner. And I am using VirtualBox for sandboxed Windows, local Linuxes, as docker container host, etc...

...but recently they stopped working together.

Over 2 weeks VirtualBox VMs were increasingly less likely to start. I needed some time and googling to find out that Avira prevents the VM from starting. Disable Avira: still nogo. Uninstall Avira: VirtualBox works. Reinstall Avira: VirtualBox broken again.

See: https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=68869

Time to move on to a different virus scanner.


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