I'm using Ubuntu 17.10. I installed VirtualBox but I have this message when I start it

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I executed sudo apt-get install virtualbox-dkms and sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic, and it says that they were already installed, but that message keeps showing when I run VirtualBox.

I created a virtual machine in VirtualBox, and when I want to start it, I get the following messages

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Can someone tell me how can I solve this?

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Run sudo apt purge virtualbox*

Then run sudo apt install virtualbox*

Then finally sudo modprobe vboxdrv

it should work now.

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