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

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 15:45:18 CST 2005

On 11/10/05, James Hawkins <truiken at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/10/05, Sylvain Petreolle <spetreolle at yahoo.fr> wrote:
> > Files are still at risk since the virus has _read_ access on them.
> > As an example viruses replicate by reading mail adresses into files.
> >
> The only way you could store personal information outside of your home
> directory is by running as root, which is always a bad idea.
> --
> James Hawkins

Right. But, for instance, if he executed some exe file that had a
virus in it, and the virus found some data file to infect, then the
virus is there. It may not matter on his system, but should he send
that file on to someone else then he would be transmitting a virus to


- Mark

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