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

Hiji hijinio at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 9 11:58:59 CST 2005

--- James Hawkins <truiken at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/9/05, Hiji <hijinio at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >
> > I run Wine as a normal user, and I have no problem
> > writing to Z: from within an application running
> via
> > Wine.
> >
> You either have the permissions set up differently
> (seems unsecurely),
> or you're writing to your own files.  Wine, as a
> user-level program,
> can't give extra permissions and so it's not
> possible to write to
> read-only files.  Try opening up notepad and editing
> and saving
> z:\etc\vimrc.  Access denied.

Oh, is that what you mean?  Wine is at no risk for
viruses, but theoretically, if a virus did work,
wouldn't my own files still be at risk?  Pictures,
documents, etc. are irreplaceable (if not backed up),
but an OS can still be reinstalled.


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