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Does installing and using Wine open up your Linux platform to Windows viruses?

Just wondering if installing Wine might open up a fairly solid Linux desktop to the world of Windows viruses. Any confirmed reports about that?

Would you then install a Windows antivirus product under Wine?

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Malware has been known to work via wine... but from memory it has mostly been limited to what you mount in wine, and is not capable of working once wine is off. Whatever you do, do not mount / in wine. Anything you mount could get infected, so I recommended mounting as little as possible, lest your mp3's become viral.

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