[Wine] do I have to worry if executing an exe that may contain a
virus under Wine?
spetreolle at yahoo.fr
Thu Nov 10 10:11:15 CST 2005
Files are still at risk since the virus has _read_ access on them.
As an example viruses replicate by reading mail adresses into files.
--- James Hawkins <truiken at gmail.com> a écrit :
> 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
Sylvain Petreolle (aka Usurp)
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