A couple of sources vaguely suggest that running a Windows virtual machine inside Linux provides added (online) security.
Are VMs more secure than containers?
Fight ransomware by running Windows in Linux as a virtual machine
Apart from protecting the Linux system from threats that occur inside the VM, are there any other added security benefits to running an operating system (Windows or otherwise) in a VM in Ubuntu? Or is the user just as vulnerable to online threats as they would otherwise be running that same OS outside of the VM?
Essentially, is the VM only protecting Ubuntu and adding no further protection to the experience inside the VM?