Daily Virtual Machines workflow: Use for sensitive activities?
Every day I'm playing with fire regarding my computer security, in one chrome profile I have my business side, logged into social media with tons of followers, logged into bank accounts, emails, domain tool etc. Right beside it I on another profile I have the uncensored me: occasionally pirating software, occasionally watching porn, flaming people on forums etc.
I'm starting to feel like seperating these 2 lives by mere chrome profile is not enough security.
I'm starting to feel like the answer is within Virtual Machines, by loading up a separate windows in a separate VM I ALMOST get the security of having several machines, but without the extreme hassle of bringing several physical devices.
However I'm completely new to VM's, I just installed my first VM 5 minutes ago. Maybe someone with experience in this workflow have advice?
It might seem like the easy answer is simply to have the safe profile as the computer host, and the uncensored profile as a VM. but even that brings a few problems: *my chinese bank requires insane exe files that runs in the background at ALL times, without a doubt its spying on my activities. *someone might insist to just borrow your computer real quickly, for example if airport security demands I log on I can't exactly tell them to wait while I start a VM where they can install their tracking software.
Another option would be: Host is for content creation, if I want to do any online activities I can use an uncensored VM and one censored VM.
The reason I ask for experienced advice is I don't want to step too far either, a month from now I don't want to have to revert it all because I underestimated how cumbersome it was to operate.
Btw I'm aware that VM's are not superman, my plan is not to intentionally install virus-filled software on one VM.