Author Topic: Avast Free AV (Latest) + VirtualBox + Ryzen = Guest Windows (8.1/7/XP) BSOD  (Read 1000 times)

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Hello people!
Since hardware upgrade, Windows guests refuse to work in VirtualBox, they won't even install: BSOD occurs during the installation process. Hardware virtualization is enabled in BIOS. Virtualization is also enabled in Avast (Troubleshooting section). I tried to change options in VirtualBox (processors, acceleration, and so on), but it didn’t help.

The same software configuration worked on my previous computer with A10-7860K.

Linux Guests (Mint, Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Manjaro) work fine though.

The problem was solved by uninstalling Avast and installing Kaspersky Free AV instead, but I like Avast, I’ve been using it for 6+ years.

P.S. Avast also caused problems with qBittorrent and eMule: they won’t respond when you close them, then won’t even close in Task Manager, “taskkill“ won’t stop them either, only Log off helps:(

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600;
MB: MSI B350M PRO-VDH (BIOS v.: 7A38vAC, latest);
Memory: Crucial Ballistix SPORT LT [BLS8G4D26BFSCK] 8Gb x 2;
Video Adapter: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 AERO ITX OC [GTX 1050 AERO ITX 2G OC];
SSD: Crucial M550 256Gb;
HDD: Toshiba E300 2Tb/.
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OS: Windows 7 x64 SP1 Pro (with latest updates);
Guest OS: Windows 7/XP SP1/SP3 32&64bit, Windows 8.1 x64 pro;
VBox version: 5.2.16 r123759;
Avast Free AV (latest version by 7/24/2018)
« Last Edit: July 27, 2018, 03:31:48 PM by alexanderadleresq »