A Constructor is a malware creation toolkit that allows users with little technical knowledge to easily assemble a complex, malicious program from prepared 'building blocks' of code.
Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
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Constructors come with a variety of options, ranging from very simple to very sophisticated. A typical kit is very easy to use, as it eliminates the need for programming knowledge and skills. A user can create malware simply by selecting the features desired.
A Constructor kit's ease of use is demonstrated by an incident in which an unknown person created more than 15,000 viruses using a constructor and sent them to antivirus companies. Fortunately, because the malware produced from these programs uses a finite set of code blocks and known polymorphic engines, they can be detected using Generic Detections.
The most famous Constructors are VCL, SennaSpy, BWG, PS-MPC, TPPE and IVP.