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iexplore 11 crashes with EMET 5.2 in VirtualBox RRS feed

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  • Hello. I experience a very strange behavior with iexplore 11 and EMET 5.2 on a Windows 7 running in a VirtualBox virtual machine.

    In the virtual machine the iexplore.exe is crashing after a few seconds. It won't load any webpage during the time the IE is visible. Googling for the error message that showed up in the event viewer pointed me to EMET as source of the problems. And indeed, deactivating EAF did the trick: iexplore was running normal afterwards, even after re-activating EAF.

    Strange is that with the same Windows 7 installation routine (automatic installation via task sequence) in VMWare the error didn't occur.

    Is there any known issue with EMET 5.2 (on Windows 7) when running in VirtualBox? I would really like to eliminate the problem as our current workaround (manually disabling and re-enabling EAF via EMET GUI) involves a lot of manual labour (2 restarts of the virtual machine) in an otherwise fully automated process that runs multiple times every day.

    best regards

    Bjoern

    Monday, August 1, 2016 4:14 PM