Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on January 28, 2005 11:41 AM
Windows Operating System viruses ought to have trouble running on imperfectly emulated environments. But Macro Viruses for MSWord, MSExcel, etc. have a reasonable chance of running just fine on Genuine MSOffice running on a Windows Emulator. (They probably won't run reliably on OpenOffice etc.) You can probably prevent this by using appropriate file permissions for the MSOffice installation (owned by somebody else, read/execute-only permissions), but that may not be the naive way to install it under WINE.