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    Talking need a def

    can any one clarify me abt mutuation engine and decryption engine in virus which are sperading and executing the virus

    i need whether they are software or hardware.waiting

    dd

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    Your post is pretty hard to read. But i'm guessing you mean polymorphic virusses. That's all software
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    Originally posted here by SirDice
    Your post is pretty hard to read. But i'm guessing you mean polymorphic virusses. That's all software
    True... but, it does need "hardware" to run....
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    i m sorry to ask dddur, but do you know the difference between hardware and software??
    just wondering..
    coz if you know, you can easily understand whether it is a software or hardware...
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    LMFAO..

    before wandering off into the wild world of computer virii, I'd recommend doing a beginners course on English..

    perhaps then you could find what you need here http://www.ebcvg.com/category.php?cat=6&p=4
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    I think what you are trying to ask, (in a roundabout way), is what is the difference between a polymorphic virus and one that encrypts itself.

    As I understand it a polymorphic virus changes it's appearance permanently on each iteration and therefore will never look the same twice. Ones that encrypt themselves for transport and "hiding" are only altered until they decrypt. Once decrypted they look the same as the original iteration.
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    hai guys

    thanks for all u r replies

    i think i had given the question in the wrong manner

    i want to know whether the decryption engine is a hardware or software

    bcase in a seminar they told it is a hardware but till now i am thinking it is a software

    so only this question

    waiting

    dd

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    software of course, but keep in mind it's your computer doing what the software tells it to do.
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    It all depends on the application, there are hardware encryption boxes.
    Virusses never use 'm though as most people don't have hardware encryption boxes.
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