Ubuntu, Wine, and viruses

debian debiani386 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 21:46:32 UTC 2007

Peter N Spotts wrote:
> Folks,
> I ran a virus scan today and found six infected files -- all, not
> surprisingly, attached to system files under wine. Just out of
> curiosity, how do viruses end up there? Such beauties as Win32:Parite
> and VBS:Malware. Wine doesn't run unless specifically invoked with a
> program, so even if I could open an *.exe file attached to an email, it
> wouldn't run. And I never run a browser or email client under wine; all
> are Linux based. The wine install itself came from Wine's website
> (debian package). Just curious...
> Pete
well i read somewhere that wine doesnt execute the viruses completely. 
ya sure you can install them and may be able to run them, but they 
wouldnt be harming your linux system like they would winblows.

i wouldnt be that worried about it, but i would recommend removing them 
anyways because they are viruses


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