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

James Hawkins truiken at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 13:18:16 CST 2005

On 11/9/05, Hiji <hijinio at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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.

I wouldn't say wine is at no risk, but I think the risk is small.  If
a virus did work, then it's possible your personal files are at risk,
but even then, that's if the virus just destroys the files it
encounters, and most viruses don't do that.

James Hawkins

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