When I want to start VirtualBox on my Ubuntu 18.04, I get a message like this:

VirtualBox: Error -610 in supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime!
VirtualBox: dlopen("/usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxRT.so",) failed: <NULL>

VirtualBox: Tip! It may help to reinstall VirtualBox.

I tried to reinstall Virtualbox by following, but after that, the same message was there still:

sudo apt purge virtualbox
sudo apt install virtualbox

Now my question is: Are there things I have to do (or I can do) in addition to the apt command?

Thank you very much for an answer in advance

Edit: dpkg -S /usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxRT.so prints virtualbox: /usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxRT.so

  • purge dont delete the product, it only removed configuration files. sudo apt uninstall --purge virtualbox should delete totally. You could try sudo apt install --reinstall virtualbox instead of uninstalling and installing, though. – Soren A Sep 4 '18 at 14:26
  • The problem of your idea is, that apt has not a command called uninstall. – HanseGucker Sep 4 '18 at 15:03
  • Please add output of dpkg -S /usr/lib/virtualbox/VBoxRT.so to the question. It is very likely that package is named virtualbox-5.1 - so you should use sudo apt-get purge virtualbox-5.1 and sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.1. – N0rbert Sep 4 '18 at 19:29
  • I added the information above. – HanseGucker Sep 16 '18 at 11:36
  • Did you try to sudo apt purge virtualbox* and then download .deb package file from Virtualbox site installing it with dpkg -i? – Pablo Bianchi Jan 25 '19 at 13:23

You may delete your virtualbox with

sudo apt remove virtualbox

and you may reinstall it from here.

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  • Thank you for the solution, Adam and Pablo Bianchi! – HanseGucker Jan 28 '19 at 20:10

Make sure you have enabled virtualisation in the bios.

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