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

James Hawkins truiken at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 17:20:55 CST 2005

On 11/10/05, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> others.

If the virus managed to work in wine, and if the virus managed to
infect some files, then it's possible the user could send that file to
someone else and infect them, but there are so many what if's at this
point that it wouldn't be worth worrying about.  The chance of passing
a virus infection on to another user, let alone being infected in the
first place, is incredibly low compared to windows, but technically
the chance still exists.

James Hawkins

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