WINE and viruses

Tyler Strickland tyler at
Mon Sep 5 15:19:36 MDT 2005

On 09/05/2005 01:42 PM, Brian Beardall wrote:
> A few months ago I read how you couldn't get viruses in WINE.  I just
> experienced the exact opposite the other night, and it took me a lot of
> time to reinstall everything.  A sign that WINE is getting closer to
> Windows is when a virus actually loads, and then it runs without
> crashing.  I inadvertantly installed the virus trying to get a no-cd
> patch for Homeworld Cataclysm.
> WINE and viruses is a new thing because usually the virus installer
> would just crash.  There is still one advantage over Microsoft Windows
> and that is that all of the personal data isn't lost, and also one
> command can erase the user WINE install since there are two parts to a
> WINE install.  :)

I do know that McAfee Stinger will run under wine - I've used it to scan 
shared drives before with great success :)


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