Malware on Wine review

Dan Kegel dank at
Mon Feb 23 17:42:33 CST 2009

Ben Klein <shacklein at> wrote:
>> "Do not set the file association for Windows executables with Wine.
>> This would enable running Windows executables in Wine by simply double
>> clicking them."
>> I saw a patch floating by to turn this on by default recently.  Maybe
>> we should make it off by default, but easy to turn on...?
> This would annoy all the people that the association targets. We can
> either make it easy to run all Windows apps (malware and legit) via
> file manager, or none at all.

Yes, exactly.  The default should be off, and it should be easy to
turn on.
- Dan

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