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Do Wine Viruses only work while Wine is running? Yes, if it is a trojan, rootkit, worm program specifically designed to infect Windows machine. Viruses through wine has already happened. could I stop a virus from doing it's thing by just quitting Wine? Yes and no. Yes: If It's a Windows virus, kill the Windows Environment(wine), and it won't ...


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Maybe. There's no short answer for this. I'll start by saying your introduction makes it sound like you think Linux can't get viruses (and/or malware). That may just be my inference but it's important to note that malware is just software and you can run bad software on Ubuntu just as easily as on Windows as long as it's compatible. Linux isn't ...


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I think that the above answers answer the question well, but I would also like to add that running a virus in wine WON'T stop any viruses that access/modify/delete files on the system. For instance, the dreaded CryptoLocker ransomware will encrypt all your documents, then will demand payment to decrypt them. The virus could still easily access the Z:\ drive ...


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Got Klok working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I used the free WineHQ software which enables many Windows applications to run on Ubuntu. Steps: 1) Installing WINE, part 1 of 2: I ensured a pre-requisite package was installed https://www.winehq.org/download/ubuntu 2) Installing WINE, part 2 of 2: I then installed WineHQ from the commandline, issued command: sudo ...



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