I will show you how to delete wine and the virus it self, step by step:
Run the following command(s) in your terminal:
purge wine from your system:
Just in case
apt-get could not delete a Wine
.exe file for whatever reason, delete the entire
wine folder. It resides in your home folder like so:
To make sure no wine process is still loaded:
This will reboot your system, without confirmation.
You can run the following command after the reboot to see which
.exe process is still loaded:
ps aux | grep .exe
And then force close it:
killall -9 brontok.exe
Make sure you know that the process is malicious.
Run this in your home folder, it will try to find any file that ends with the
find ~/ -type f -name "*.exe"
The previous find command will display the path of the
.exe file(s), delete every
.exe file you don't trust. Like so:
sudo rm -f /path/to/maybe-a-virus.exe
Scan with an Antivirus for linux, like clam antivirus. How to install and scan here:
clamav does not have a large database of Windows viruses compared to the mayor Antivirus Corporations. If you are not a hundred percent convinced of the legality of a file, you can upload it to:
At the time of writing, it use 57 anti viruses to scan files. Its still not a hundred percent accurate, but, it is right for about 99% of the time. My personal experience.
Mono names its binaries to
.exe, So, not all
.exe files you don't know, are harmful. For a list of Linux projects that use mono, see:
Here is a quote - my own - that comments about the security benefits from using PlayOnLinux:
"My preferred graphical front-end for Wine is PlayOnLinux, with that you have more control over your Wine environment, and there is a separate environment per application. So, if you happened to get infected by using Safari, use the Configuration options to examine and/or restore, or just delete the entire Safari Volume." - blade19899, malware - Do Wine Viruses only work while Wine is running?
It's a bit safer than using wine.
After you're absolutely sure that your virus is gone, re-install wine:
sudo apt-get install wine