[Solved] Genymotion virtualization engine not found/plugin loading aborted on Mac

I downloaded Genymotion but cannot get it to work. I keep on getting “virtualization engine not found, plugin loading aborted”. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it, force quit and restarted it, and looked at other solutions to no avail. It seems to hit a snag here.

I am running on a Mac, OSX Yosemite version 10.10.5.

Enquirer: SaH


Solution #1:

You have to install Virtualbox to get genymotion to work.

Here is the link to download it

Respondent: CrabsStew

Solution #2:

MacOS [High Sierra]10.13.4

  1. Download Virtual Box 5.2.8 then tried to run Genymotion.

  2. Download Genymotion 2.12 for personal use by signing up.

  3. Restart the machine.

  4. Change System Preferences at Security & Privacy the virtual box installation was being blocked. You can see than Oracle America..blah blah.. in General Tab. Just Allow it, you could see installation gets completed.

  5. Now try to start Genymotion, it will install required plugins.

  6. Start adding virtual devices.

Respondent: A.G

Solution #3:

Found this solution on another stackoverflow, but thought I’d help spread the good word. The problem has to do with VBoxManager installing to /usr/local/bin and genymotion expecting it in /usr/bin. So create a symlink and you’re golden:

sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/VBoxManage /usr/bin

It should also be noted that you should keep an eye on what version of VirtualBox is recommended by genymotion. Currently (as of July 31, 2017), it’s 5.0.26.

Respondent: Mr. T

Solution #4:

How i solved mine.

The problem is from Virtualbox DKMS
All you have to do is uninstall and install is back.

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms
sudo apt-get remove virtualbox-dkms
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-dkms

Drop comment if its works for you.

Solution #5:

I resolved the same issue on windows 8 by removing all old Virtual only Hosts .
This may help someone .


  • Open Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager
  • Go to File -> Preference -> Network -> Hosts-Only Networks
  • Remove all entries under this tab
  • Click OK
  • Restart Genymotion
Respondent: user3123256

Solution #6:

Homebrew for the rescue!
brew cask install virtualbox

Respondent: eduardomoroni

Solution #8:

I had lated VirtualBox installed but still Genymotion was throwing this error.

Installing the right version (of VirtualBox) as explained in the below link solved.

Respondent: Shree Harsha S

Solution #9:

I solved this by downloading and installing the latest Virtualbox and then launching Genymotion. everythnig worked perfectly. I hope this will help other who face the same issue

Respondent: amad4biz

Solution #10:

Download “with virtualbox” version if you have no virtual box installed on your system. Virtual box is necessary for Genymotion.

Link for Genymotion:

Respondent: SwethaG

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