Do Wine Viruses only work while Wine is running?


It just isn't fair that Windows users get all the viruses. I mean really, shouldn't Linux users be in on the fun as well? Well... thanks to the folks running the


project, Linux users can "catch the virus bug" too -- sort of.

Linux just isn't user-friendly when it comes to viruses. You have to work to find and run them. It doesn't happen automatically as it does with Windows. The GNU/Linux folks really should improve this glaring discrepancy.

While I have friends that collect viruses, I didn't need to bother them. I found plenty by looking through my staggering collection of bogofilter sorted mail. I apt-getted a copy of ClamAV, and after siccing it at my spam-and-other-things-I-don't-want-to-read collection, I yanked out a half-dozen unique, only Windows-compatible, viruses. That "only Windows-compatible" part was about to change.


Amazingly, Klez ran, but Wine kept on spewing out errors about "ntdll." After Googling to find out what...

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How to call a Linux program from a Wine program — five points in terms of API.

1. Proper PATHEXT

In the new Wine versions (since 2.0.1 at least) it is need to add empty extension (i.e. just dot character: .) into the list of executable file extensions in PATHEXT environment variable. Without this addition an error message can say something like:

Can't recognize '/bin/bash' as an internal or external command, or batch script.

To fix the initial PATHEXT value in the registry the following commands snippet can be used (for each WINEPREFIX):

k='HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment' pathext_orig=$( wine reg query "$k" /v PATHEXT | tr -d '\r' | awk '/^ /{ print $3 }' ) echo "$pathext_orig" | grep -qE '(^|;)\.(;|$)' \ || wine reg add "$k" /v PATHEXT /f /d "${pathext_orig};."

This code checks and then modifies PATHEXT if it doesn't contain . item only.

See also: How do I launch native applications from a Windows...

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Rzarector Tuesday 1 May 2012 at 20:50 Rzarector

How can I choose 64-bit over 32-bit when a new virtual drive is created? Previously POL has been creating 64-bit virtual drives and was successful, but after the latest update it creates 32-bit virtual drives and wine crashes before I even get to choose the installation file. I installed wine 1.5.3 both x86 and amd64 through the automated proccess of POL but still I get the same result. When I get to choose a different wine version I have two options: System and 1.5.3 so there is no 32-bit or 64-bit option there. What can I do? Please help!

Quentin P RIS Tuesday 1 May 2012 at 20:52 Quentin P RIS


Two things

System wine versions are always considerated as 32bits version for POLTo create a 64bits wineprefix, you need to install a PlayOnLinux wine version. Then, go to "Configure menu", then "New virtual drive"

When you say that wine crashes, it's obviously a bug, we need details...

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Wine allows you to run many Windows programs on Linux. Its homepage can be found at

If you are running the latest release of Wine which is v1.6, you can get further assistance on the #winehq IRC channel on First,

please consider if you really need to run the specific Windows program because in most cases, its equivalent can be provided by an OpenSource program. Also, consider using Qemu instead of Wine if you need a complete Windows installation.

Ubuntu versions of Wine (Recommended)

open the software center Type wine and install 'wine'

Newer versions of Wine (Not Recommended)

If you are using 9.10 (Karmic) or 10.04 (Lucid), the Ubuntu Wine PPA provides the newest development versions of Wine. Add the following to Software Sources:

Note, however, that these are development packages (ie beta software), and may suffer from regressions and other problems not present in the stable version of Wine included...

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6.- (Optional) RWBY for ants.

This is a section that


help you. However, I cannot guarantee that it will indeed increase performance.


1.- Launch the game and configure all you want in the "Settings" menu. That is, Sound, Graphics, Subtitles... all you want set up to your liking. Once we proceed, you will not be able to edit this settings ever again without undoing most of the next steps.

Now, while the game


you to play only on 1280x720 and above, you can bypass this and set your own resolution.

One of the things I noticed on my first trial-and-error attempts was that the Nouveau driver can set a smaller resolution; 720 x 400 (or something like that). With this in mind, I took another guide for another game and said; "well, why not?"

We don't need the Nouveau driver for this, mind you.

1.- With Steam closed, open a terminal and type:


This window will...

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Simple tweak is to switch debug off like this:


WINEDEBUG=-all wine "C:/Program Files/Game/Directory/game.exe"

More advanced tweaks see

under "Advanced stuff". Wine games always run faster when it runs in it's own X-server. It's a mission to set it, up so think twice before you try it. I don't think in your case it would help


much, because I believe wine does not support farcry 2 all that great at the moment (Direct X wise). Please think twice before you try that advanced tweaking, it can be very frustrating of you can even mess your software up if you don't know what you're doing.

If you have let say 2.8Ghz dual core with 4gb ram or better and you get less than 15FPS. I would much rather load up virtual box with windows (need windows license unfortunately) and test new games in there. VMware Player is a option too, they compare their 3d acceleration to a Geforce 6600.

Its 3D...

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One of the biggest reasons why some organizations resist the move to Linux is the lack of applications available for Linux users—or, more specifically, the lack of Windows applications. However, just because you want to run Linux as your operating system, that doesn't mean you have to abandon your favorite Windows application. You might be able to get it to run on Linux using WINE.

What's WINE?
WINE is an ongoing project that is intended to allow Linux users to run Windows applications in a Linux environment. Although not all Windows applications will run under WINE, WINE is undergoing constant changes and many Windows applications can now be made to run under WINE.

Although there are quite a few Windows applications that just don’t work with WINE and other Windows applications that install on WINE but crash frequently, there are still several reasons for using WINE. The biggest reason is to get away from Windows. Let’s face it, it’s easy to get an...

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$ WINEPREFIX=~/ed-wine WINE=/usr/bin/wine64 ./winetricks dotnet452 corefonts quartz vcrun2012


You are using a 64-bit WINEPREFIX. Note that many verbs only install 32-bit versions of packages. If you encounter problems, please retest in a clean 32-bit WINEPREFIX before reporting a bug.


Using winetricks 20171222-next - sha256sum: 01ebb56d22f54467343700eedfe283d82a47e67bbb6c2d68b7da743f41bb78a3 with wine-2.19 (Staging) and WINEARCH=win64

Executing w_do_call dotnet452

Executing load_dotnet452


This package (dotnet452) may not fully work on a 64-bit installation. 32-bit prefixes may work better.


Executing cabextract -q -q -v

cabextract version 1.5

Executing w_do_call...

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I have a Windows dual boot for the Windows only applications I run, so I don’t have to go through all the trouble with WINE.

But that is not the point of this thread. If you use the internet, you need to be careful not to let the bad boys access your system, no matter if you use Windows or Linux.

And the same holds true for wine or virtual machines, they aren’t necessarily sandboxed (if you let the VM access your home folder and you contract a Windows ransomware in the VM, it will encrypt your home folder), so you need to be careful.

If you don’t access the internet within wine and download the software to be run in wine from thrustworthy sites, you will be perfectly secure. And if you keep independent backups of your personal data, a ransomware, encrypting everything it can access from inside the VM, won’t hurt...

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Wine (recursive backronym for Wine Is Not an Emulator) is a free and open-source compatibility layer that aims to allow computer programs (application software and computer games) developed for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems. Wine also provides a software library, known as Winelib, against which developers can compile Windows applications to help port them to Unix-like systems.[9]

Wine emulates the Windows runtime environment by translating Windows system calls into POSIX-compliant system calls,[10] recreating the directory structure of Windows systems, and providing alternative implementations of Windows system libraries,[11] system services through wineserver[12] and various other components (such as Internet Explorer, the Windows Registry Editor,[13] and msiexec[14]). Wine is predominantly written using black-box testing reverse-engineering, to avoid copyright issues.[15]

The name Wine initially was an abbreviation for Windows Emulator.[16]...

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Earning Points
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