Hi guys, I am a long time lurker, first time poster. I want to know if you think if my setup is secure enough now to browse/download/post without upsetting google, the government, or facebook. And also to keep my computer safe. First, I set up the free VMware workstation. Then, after a ton of research on thatoneprivacysite, I picked a VPN and set it up to run on my host machine (so it also works on my virtual one). I want to be able to work on my VM (test, download, run, etc) and still occasionally browse the internet on my host machine. Do I need to log out of my google and other accounts or is it enough that I don't browse those while my VPN is turned on? Does it matter if I do google searches while logged in and on my VPN? I don't want google to get suspicious of me for any reason. Hopefully, I am just being paranoid. But I thought you guys could maybe give me some good insight. Also, another quick question: If I want to download an operating system .iso file on my VM and then move it to my host machine so I can run it as the VM operating system, will that put my computer in danger? Is there a better way to do that? Thanks so much for any tips that you can give. PS - please, please, please do not eat me alive for posting a new thread as a newbie. I've searched the forums and the internet and I cannot find a good answer.