[Wine] do I have to worry if executing an exe that may contain a virus under Wine?

Sylvain Petreolle spetreolle at yahoo.fr
Wed Nov 9 08:50:28 CST 2005

What about the Z: drive, which is/was mapped to / ?

--- James Hawkins <truiken at gmail.com> a écrit :

> On 11/8/05, peter kostov <fedora at light-bg.com> wrote:
> > Hi, I have a question:
> > do I have to worry if I run with wine an executable that may contain a
> > virus (I am running linux as  a normal user, not root)?
> >
> It shouldn't be a problem.  Your .wine/drive_c *may* be infected, but
> even if that happens you can just rm -r .wine.  I say *may* because
> most viruses rely on very specific internal windows behavior or bugs
> to latch onto the system, and it's possible we don't replicate
> whatever behavior the virus is expecting.  I think it's fun to try
> running .exe's I know are viruses in wine, just to see if it will
> work.  The only think that might be of concern is if H: is mapped to
> your home directory, which I think it is by default now.  I'm not sure
> if the virus would be able to get out to your home folder and corrupt
> those files or not.  One thing is certain, just to be safe, don't run
> as root like you said.

Kind regards,
Sylvain Petreolle (aka Usurp)
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