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Old 05-01-2003, 02:49 PM   #1
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Just wondering

Is wine susceptible to windows viruses?? Im not worried about it or anything and doubt they would actually "run", but was just wondering

Old 05-01-2003, 03:22 PM   #2
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Im going to guess no, because your not running a whole system, just certain programs.
Old 05-01-2003, 03:23 PM   #3
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Well, I'd say yes and no kind of. Say you have Outlook running with wine, and you get a virus that only affects Outlook by basically spreading the virus, etc. I would think yes, it would be affected in that way...

But I don't know for sure, your talking to someone who has never had a virus on his computer system before. Lucky me.. ( looking for some wood to knock on now.. )
Old 05-01-2003, 06:58 PM   #4
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same here, in my windows career only bumped into a couple js viruses but they were caught as soon as the web page was opened.

Now i want to find a good one and see if it works.


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