You are all affected by the illness of the Windows vulnerability......Of course, 100% of us come from that platform.
As root, you can mess Linux only if you press the wrong button in the right moment, that's all! and if you do, start all over again; it is like learning to play piano!
I bet with my first post, Porteus newbies are daring to use VirtualBox for the first time.....they were afraid to try it, because nobody told them how to use it. They are afraid to mess the system...
It is like fornicating under consentment of the king with a preservative. In Windows you can get a venereal disease or generate an unwanted pregnancy, whereas in Linux only the second is the case...
Don't be afraid of fatherhood!
I have the impression, advanced users do not want newbies to become advanced, and so they eliminate competitors!
Try root, guest is for the others! Break the barrier of idiotness 8)