Metamorphic viruses and polymorphic viruses?

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Author: april.zoom PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:13 am    Post subject: Metamorphic viruses and polymorphic viruses?
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I am studying the security exam. I am a bit confused about viruses. I understand that polymorphic viruses changes their signature when infect a file every time, I think metamorphic viruses do same thing. I could not find the differences among them. Could you please help me about this differences?

Author: ThePsykoLocation: California PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:46 pm    Post subject:
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"The main difference between metamorphic and polymorphic viruses is the fact that a polymorphic virus ciphers its original code to avoid pattern recognition, and a metamorphic virus changes its code to an equivalent one (i.e. the codes do essentially the same thing)."

Taken from the metamorphic code wikipedia entry



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