I have heard of virtual machines but have been confused on the purpose of them. So far I know a VM is basically a computer inside another computer. I have always been interested in going to the deep Web some day (note, deep Web and not dark web) and have heard that setting up a virtual machine increases safety and security. Of course I want to be safe and am going to do a lot of research before trying to access things I have no knowledge of. I have no idea if this is true and am very confused on why a virtual machine is useful and what people use them for. Thanks!