[Wine] Wine runs your malware!

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 12:22:12 CST 2009

2009/2/24 James Mckenzie <jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net>:
> kareeser <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote on Feb 24th:

>>Windows malware cannot affect the Linux filesystem, just as most viruses can't do much damage to a
>>Linux filesystem.

> What about sector 0 viruses and those that wipe the Partition table?  Yes, FAT and NTFS viruses cannot do anything to your system as well as those that only affect DOS and Windows executibles.  However, if you get hit with MonkeyB (look it up, its a partition virus), it may run in Wine and it will definitely ruin your day (hope you had a good backup, like I did.)

You'd need to be root to attack the partition table or MBR.

- d.

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