I installed wine some time ago, and after trying out some versions of Cinema 4D that were "free", I looked in the comments of the videos, and saw some people complaining about viruses. I got worried, downloaded and installed MalwareBytes, and scanned my "system". Of course, since MalwareBytes was runnning through Wine, it only scanned
~/.wine/C:. It found many viruses/trojans and I opted to delete them. I did so.
Assuming there is any malware left, can this malware spread into my OS? Tell me the entire truth on what can happen.
I deleted my entire .wine directory and am planning to uninstall wine later. I am the only user out of the three on this system that runs wine programs, but wine is installed for all. Is that enough, or must I do more? Please be specific on what I should do because I want to be 100% sure that there are no viruses.
I am sure that many others have these questions too, so please answer this question to the point.
Wine was installed with sudo-apt get. The exact commands can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cQW70dsVsM
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa -y sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine1.6 -y
I did try to install a font that was a ttf font. I tried to convert it to otf with no success. Then, I placed it in the fonts directory directly. I then saw that some people said it was malicious, and I removed it.
This question was flagged as a duplicate of this question: Risks/Disadvantages associated with Wine
It is not the same. This question is more precise, as it specifies two scenarios involving viruses, not risks of viruses. The other question talked about Internet Explorer; this one does not mention the installation of any programs.
Note: wine was installed with sudo privileges, so does that mean it runs with sudo privileges?