CompTIA Security+ Question J-51

Which of the following describes a type of malware which is difficult to reverse engineer in a virtual lab?

A. Armored virus
B. Polymorphic malware
C. Logic bomb
D. Rootkit

Answer: A

An armored virus is a type of virus that has been designed to thwart attempts by analysts from examining its code by using various methods to make tracing, disassembling and reverse engineering more difficult. An Armored Virus may also protect itself from antivirus programs, making it more difficult to trace. To do this, the Armored Virus attempts to trick the antivirus program into believing its location is somewhere other than where it really is on the system.