connecting to internet from virtual machine while physical machine connected to corporate VPN

Wanted to know if I'm connecting to internet via virtual machine and my pc currently on VPN connection, is it safe for me to browse the internet  privately ?
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NetExpert Network Solutions Pte LtdTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Since your PC is already on VPN connection, does all your corporate traffic as well as internet is going thru your office network or your office traffic is going thru VPN and internet traffic is directly to your ISP?

Since virtual machine traffic is again choosing your pc to go out to reach internet, the traffic from virtual machine to outside world is depends upon your VPN client setup
motioneyeAuthor Commented:
When I try to access any link  of my office from the  virtual machine, it doesn't worked but when in physical machine it works fine. does it mean that virtual machine which  I'm connecting now outside of VPN ?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you are allow split tunneling, then you can browse outside the VPN. I use IPsec with Split Tunneling.

Is it safe?  If you are careful and sensible about browsing, yes, it is safe. If you like to browse to dodgy sites, then be prepared for issue.

I am a careful browser and do not have issues at all.
How is your virtual VMS network configured? If it is configured to use the physical machines network as a bridge to the LAN, then your VM has an IP on the LAN separate from the LAN IP that the physical machine does, that means your physical machine's network connection on the LAN is the only one passing traffic through the VPN.

If your VM network interface is natted, not sure.
MacleanSystem EngineerCommented:
If VPN traffic is logged then no as in it is visible.
For more secure browsing aka no prying eyes you generally need to ue a VPN provider that does not log VPN traffic such as for example.

However in the end going to bad websites still puts you at risk of Trojans, Ad-Ware & Viruses.
your browser might also be recording history etc

Best way is to have a unlogged VPN connection, and use a TOR network such as e.g. Tor browser to be reasonably private browsing wise, as long as you do not download direct to PC or use scripted actions/flash video etc.

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