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+ - Linux Gets Virused Via Wine-> 1

Submitted by fsufitch
fsufitch (1356297) writes "Wine has advanced enough to make Linux *not* immune to Windows viruses. However, just like many Wine applications, it takes a bit of effort to get the program off the ground. Also, just like some Windows programs running via Wine, not all features may work — in this case, the crippling of the system, immunity to the task manager, identity theft, etc."
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Linux Gets Virused Via Wine

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  • So WINE can get a virus intended for Windows, if you jump through some hoops to help the virus along. Color me unworried. What can a WINE virus do to a Linux system, other than hang around looking impotent? Most of the target DLLs and other windows hidey-holes don't exist in WINE. Even if they did, it's unlikely that it could hit the Linux system files or boot loader, or would even try. A very crude "wipe drive C:" type virus might molest your WINE environment (your data files are elsewhere, of course), but

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