Ticket #6615 (new defect)
Starting and stopping a VM leaves leftover VirtualBox.exe processes
|Reported by:||wroberte||Owned by:|
Each time I start a VM, a new VirtualBox.exe process is started. However, when the VM is shutdown, the previously created process does not go away. Instead, it seems to become a zombie process. The next time I start the VM, a new VirtualBox.exe process gets created. As a result, these zombie VirtualBox.exe processes accumulate until the computer is rebooted.
Running VirtualBox 3.1.6 on a Windows XP Pro SP3 host with all patches current
The attached file shows a process list with 4 VirtualBox.exe processes active. The first one is an active Ubuntu 10.04 guest VM. The 2nd-4th VirtualBox.exe processes are leftovers from starting and stopping an XP Pro SP3 guest multiple times.
- Host type changed from other to Windows
- Guest type changed from Windows to other