Cubase 8.05, windows 7 64 bit. Plug-in manager, VST 2 Plug-in path settings.
I tell the damn thing WHERE THE 64-bit plugins are to be found. ONLY THERE. A clear path. I delete all the bad paths.
Next time I start up cubase, it has scanned some 32 bit plugins and added new, and bad, paths to the plugin manager… I fire up Kontakt and oops got the vst bridge panic yet again.