[Wine] Wine and security, keeping viruses contained

Ove Kaaven ovek at arcticnet.no
Sun May 4 14:59:03 CDT 2008

JerryQuest skrev:
> Ok, I understand that Wine itself will still be running with my user rights. But I want to stop the simulated Windows from accessing my personal folders, except the home/user/.wine of course.
> I un-checked the check boxes, but why can Windows still place a link to a Windows program on my Linux desktop?

Windows can not. Do you really think your Windows applications knows 
enough about Linux and its desktop standards to directly put a link on 
your Linux desktop themselves? No, that's Wine's doing, placing a 
converted link on your Linux desktop for your convenience.

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