Problem with Downloader.exe file

Asked by GIUSEPPE MASSETANI on 2012-08-29

I recently downloaded an e-book from a torrent web site.

The file I downloaded is a downloader.exe file.

When I try to open the file with Linux Ubuntu 12.04, the Image Viewer gives an error, saying that the image cannot be uploaded.

How can I solve this problem...?

 Thank you for your help!

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

Hi ,
.exe files are files for windows and not supported by Linux.

It is a program out there called WINE . You can install this program via Ubuntu Software Center and see if your .exe file works there.

For documentation check out :

Another solution might be VirtualBox. You can install windows to a VirtualBox system and execute .exe files and use windows from within Ubuntu via VirtualBox with no need to reboot.

VirtualBox documentation :

Thank you.

Best Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said : #2

One other thing:
On p2p site you find a lot of malware. They like to hide as trustworthy files (like images) with several tricks. The fact that the image viewer opened is an indicator for that.

Do not download .exe file from untrusted sources and execute them. Not on Window and not on wine. You might get infected with a virus.

I'm guessing it's malware a LOT.

<italian on> Giuseppe quel file, anche soltanto dal nome, mi sembra proprio un bel exe DA NON FAR GIRARE SUL TUO SISTEMA usando wine, anzi wine non installarlo nemmeno così non corri il rischio di eseguire che strani exe tipo questo <italian off>

Please do not run that .exe files on your system and also please do not install wine so you will have not mode to run that trash exe files...

Thanks Thomas Krüger, that solved my question.

I hav decided to delete the file from my system. In fact, that downloader.exe file seemed to be a real virus. Thanks for your suggestions. And, thanks to Linux Ubuntu as an operating system. Under Windows, certainly the virus would have destroyed my computer!