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What is VBoxDrv?

VBoxDrv.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if VBoxDrv.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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VBoxDrv.sys file information

The process known as VirtualBox Support Driver or VirtualBox Service or VMLite Support Driver belongs to software Oracle VM VirtualBox or YouWave for Android by Oracle (www.oracle.com) or VMLite or InnoTek Systemberatung GmbH or innotek GmbH (www.virtualbox.org) or Sun Microsystems (www.sun.com).

Description: VBoxDrv.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file VBoxDrv.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 203,040 bytes (16% of all occurrences), 784,696 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/vboxdrv.sys.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. VBoxDrv.sys is digitally signed. There is no detailed description of this service. The VBoxDrv.sys file is not a Windows core file. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. VBoxDrv.sys is a Verisign signed file. VBoxDrv.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 13% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of VBoxDrv.sys, you can remove the entire program Oracle VM VirtualBox or innotek VirtualBox using Windows Control Panel, search for help on the company’s website or update the program to the latest version.

Recommended: Identify VBoxDrv.sys related errors

If VBoxDrv.sys is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 40% dangerous. The file size is 135,680 bytes. The program has no visible window. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. VBoxDrv.sys appears to be a compressed file.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of VBoxDrv.sys, you can remove the entire program YouWave for Android using Windows Control Panel.

Important: Some malware disguises itself as VBoxDrv.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the VBoxDrv.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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Best practices for resolving VBoxDrv issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with VBoxDrv. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the VBoxDrv.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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