Linux-and-Virus Programs?

Sina Bahram sbahram at
Wed Nov 12 17:58:56 EST 2003

Janina how can one unzip a .exe file?

Also, viruses can do massive damage on temporary user accounts. I don't
believe this would be a wise course of action to pursue. I believe you
might be thinking about this advice on a Linux box, but certainly not on

Take care,

No trees were destroyed in sending this message. However, a large number
of electrons were terribly inconvenienced. 

-----Original Message-----
From: speakup-bounces at
[mailto:speakup-bounces at] On Behalf Of Janina Sajka
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 5:48 PM
To: Speakup is a screen review system for Linux.
Subject: Re: Linux-and-Virus Programs?

Why not just create a temp user and make that user the owner of this
file? Log in as that user and try to unzip the .exe. Maybe it's
something you want, and maybe it's junk. But you certainly won't trash
any system files this way.

Hart Larry writes:
> From: Hart Larry <chime at>
> Hi All:  Some of my linux experts have told me I don't need to have 
> any anti-virus programs. Reason I am asking is that I am sharing files

> on Mutella in Linux.  While I was looking for Christmas dance music, I

> ended up with a file, which is an executeable.  I don't know its 
> content, but I hope its music.  I would feel much better if I could 
> scan it while in Linux before I run it from Jaws in win98.
> Are their any suggestions or speech friendly Linux virus programs I
can run
> with speakup?
> Much earlier this year I had alot of trouble with backdoor viruses in
> Thanks so much in advance
> Hart
> _______________________________________________
> Speakup mailing list
> Speakup at 

Janina Sajka
Email: janina at		
Phone: (202) 408-8175

Director, Technology Research and Development
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

Chair, Accessibility Work Group
Free Standards Group

Speakup mailing list
Speakup at

More information about the Speakup mailing list