Wine being targeted for adware

Marcus Meissner marcus at
Wed Jan 14 02:00:03 CST 2009

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 05:08:50PM +1100, Jeff Zaroyko wrote:
> In an interesting interview, former adware author Matt Knox mentions
> that he was able to run his adware client on Wine:
> S: In your professional opinion, how can people avoid adware?
> M: Um, run UNIX.
> S: [ laughs]
> M: We did actually get the ad client working under Wine on Linux.
> S: That seems like a bit of a stretch!
> M: That was a pretty limited market, I'd say.

Well, I spotted some Adware in my Wine lately that got installed with some
"free" Web Media Player.

It seems to fail to inject stuff into the Windows Firefox 3 though.

Ciao, Marcus

More information about the wine-devel mailing list