Windows Malware & Virus VS The Wine Application

Eddie Paul Litz

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Let's say someone downloaded a very dangerous malicious exe file on Linux w/ Wine installed. That same person clicks on it to open it, what would happen? Would the file ruin the Wine application or would both Linux & Wine prevent it from running? No, I haven't done this. This ? came across my mind.
 


Vrai

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Depending on the malware selected there is a very good possibility of infecting the Wine applications or even the whole system.
 

Eddie Paul Litz

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Let's say someone downloaded a very dangerous malicious exe file on Linux w/ Wine installed. That same person clicks on it to open it, what would happen? Would the file ruin the Wine application or would both Linux & Wine prevent it from running? No, I haven't done this. This ? came across my mind.
Anyone else got any answers?
 

Condobloke

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This ? came across my mind.
Too much time on your hands, Eddie ... ;)

As @Vrai said above...
and if the person running it had just happened to run wine as root, then you could kiss the entire system goodbye.
Wine does not usually run as root...(just sayin whatif...)
 

Palzaj

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It depends from virus/malware file. In practise, in most cases this file can not do something bad in Linux, because it was made for Windows OS.
 


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