I am trying to find a way to achieve a secure execution of Windows programs inside a Linux installation.
I suppose that a Windows malware should not do any damage (infect the machine), if executed through a low privileged Wine instance; but I am afraid that it could mess up configurations and files of my user.
So, I thought to use a combination of Qemu and Wine (because I have read that Qemu could be more light than an entire VM), but I am not sure about the pros and cons.
Is there a real gain using that combination instead of simply the Virtual Box?
I appreciated Virtual Box in the past years, but I am tired of launching an entire OS when I need a simple program.
Are Qemu + Wine more easy to run? Can this combination provide the same security guarantees as the Virtual Box does?