I have read the topics on whonix and VPNs my computer knowledge is very limited so if you could answer my question like you would to a small child I would be very thankful. I am running whonix on virtualbox on Ubuntu I know Qubes is the best for Whonix but I am working on getting that set up. Currently I am running a VPN which I have tested has no DNS leaks on Ubuntu, then I am running Whonix on Virtualbox my question is this:
Can my ISP see that I am using tor through the set up that I currently have?? From what I have read the optimal set up is to have the VPN run through the VM and then run whonix, I have yet to figure that out. From my limited perspective it seems like running a VPN outside the VM would force your ISP to see that you are on an encrypted open VPN and can therefore not see that I am accessing tor via whonix?? Please do not refer me to the whonix topics on VPNs as I have read it multiple times and still can’t tell if I am safe from snooping ISPs.