I am a Developer/Tester and have just begun setting up my new laptop (its a high-spec gaming laptop).
I am paranoid about viruses and worried about my machine getting to cluttered with unused software, so I was planning on
setting up/using my PC as follows:
-One 'Admin' account
This will pretty much be untouched.
-One 'Standard' User account
this will be my main account that I log in to everyday
*I will install Virtual Box on the Standard User Account.
*I will use a VM for random surfing, I would like to do this from a VM to reduce the risk of being affected from a virus.
This VM will probably be a linux flavour (e.g ubuntu).
*I wil have a seperate VM that I use just for online banking and checking email - also probably be a linux flavour.
*I will have different Virtual machines for different projects Im working on, because I like to keep my environments seperate. I can also install and play with new software and then revert back to a snapshot when I'm done. These will be mainly Windows VMs.
This is my first high-spec machine where I can comfortable run several VMs.
Is this a good set-up? will it secure my system? should I relax and not be so paranoid :)