To be honest, I (probably like many here) am fairly new to virtual machines (VMs). Apologies to those who are expert or experienced with VMs, as they will most likely find this post boring haha. I had been hearing of virtual machines for a long time, and the idea sounded great to me, but I have always been too lazy to give it a try. I wish I had tried it earlier! I guess I have to thank Wilders user "demoneye" for giving me the push this time haha. After playing around with VirtualBox (a type of virtual machine and completely open-source), I have been incredibly impressed. In fact, I haven't been so impressed by a piece of software since I started using Sandboxie. Virtual machines (like VirtualBox) can definitely be used as a type of security application. For example, firing up a fresh Windows XP each time (and perhaps using eg. Sandboxie within the VM etc) might possibly be one of the safest ways to do online banking and other sensitive internet browsing. I'd always thought that Virtual Machines had issues with usability and convenience. However, with my experiences of VirtualBox, I find I can open up the VirtualBox console and load up a clean Windows XP snapshot good to go within 15-20 seconds. In my opinion, that is very impressive. Then there is the complete freedom to test and do whatever the heck you want within the VM. Personally, I don't even bother doing windows updates etc for my Windows XP VM, as I don't use it for anything but testing software and malware. Once I dirty the heck out of Windows XP (within the VM), a few simple clicks and I've loaded up the clean, original snapshot I started out with. Anyway, I'm just wondering what sort of experiences people on Wilders have had with regards to VMs. What VM do you guys normally use? Who here actually uses a VM in order to gain more security when doing eg. online banking etc, and thus use a VM as a type of anti-malware software? Perhaps some of you have a Linux VM, and fire that up to do almost everything (since Linux is inherently more secure than Windows), but still use eg. Windows XP/Vista for gaming (since Windows is generally more compatible with PC games) etc?