PRESS: run windows viruses with wine ...
David Lee Lambert
lamber45 at cse.msu.edu
Fri Feb 4 12:02:58 CST 2005
On Thu, Jan 27, 2005 at 07:36:54PM +0000, Mike Hearn wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 08:29:08 -0600, Brad DeMorrow wrote:
> > Many also seem to be worried that a virus under wine could do damage to
> > their other partition with windows installed. I tell them that without
> > an entry in Wine's configuration for that virtual drive - any pure
> > windows application wouldn't even know that such a drive existed.
> That's not quite right, some viruses just do a recursive search for all PE
> EXE/DLL files. They will find a real Windows drive eventually if it's
> mounted r/w as drive z: makes the whole system available.
However, the "Z:" drive in Wine is just a suggested feature; it's quite
possible to run Wine without it. Something like Knoppix will automount
all drives, but a sane, secure distribution generally requires manual
intervention (as root) to even access non-Linux partitions.
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