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installing Wine in Ubuntu will trigger Windows .EXE virus files?

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I am new to Ubuntu, i just want to install some windows applications in Ubuntu using Wine, i am afraid that virus or torjans that have .EXE extension may also run in Ubuntu. I need help, installing Wine will trigger any autorun .EXE programs?
 

coolpcguy

Resistance is Futile.
Under wine only those programs will who which you've explicitly asked to run using the wine command, or on double clicking the exe files (if you've setup an association for them that is).
deleting .wine directory in your /home/<username> directory is the equivalent of formatting your C drive I suppose, if you delete the .wine directory then all programs instlled using wine will be delete, provided you havent changed the install locations
 
I would advice all of you to check a thread about the same topic on ubuntuforums.org. A guy cleverly investigated the whole idea and posted entertaining results, which leave us with a lot to ponder and think about. I wish I had the link to that thread, but sadly, I don't. Why don't you google for it ?
 
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