I want to download a few things from piratebay but I keep getting viruses when I do. If I create a virtual windows 7 machine using virtual box and download all the torrents, for example a ISO file. If I download it onto a virtual machine then put the ISO image on a usb and copy it to my host OS will this prevent my host PC getting viruses. I might even delete the virtual machine when I am finished with it, if I do will it delete all the virus on the computer that were installed on the virtual
machine or will the viruses carry over to the host OS.
A VM is not a preventative against an infection.
Anything infected that is copied to the host...the host will then be infected.
Further, some viruses can escape a VM, and infect the host anyway. Without you even copying anything.
Best way to prevent stuff like this? Don't download sketchy software.