wine autorun utility

William Knop william.knop at
Thu Jun 29 20:37:16 CDT 2006

On Jun 29, 2006, at 8:59 PM, Vitaliy Margolen wrote:
> Thursday, June 29, 2006, 12:02:38 PM, William Knop wrote:
>> Having the ability to autorun cds is most definitely not a  
>> misfeature.
> Of course it's not. It's the perfect means of distributing trojans,  
> backdoors,
> rootkits and other very useful software an every CD, including DVDs  
> and music
> CDs.

If your assuming said media is compromised in such a way, requiring  
the user to manually run the executable will not protect him. The  
fact is, most media is not compromised. Software publishers ensure  
they are not. Most windows users can trust their software publishers.  
For those who cannot, they can simply click "No" when the dialog pops  
up. Or they can set it to never autorun. Or they could set it to  
virus-scan before autorunning. Everybody's happy.

One thing I'm sure of: If regular guy Joe Schmo has to run  
executables from CDs manually, he will either say CDs don't work in  
wine or say that wine is a PITA to use.

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