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Malware infection and Windows Languages


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#1 ONT

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 01:33 AM

Is it possible that a malware encoded in English cause the similar infection in the Windows in other languages?

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:18 AM

Hello....
It can create the similar effect, as malwares are the coded programs designed by the cyber criminals to produce harmful effects in your PC. It is malicious software. It will disrupt computer operation or gather sensitive information and does not depend on the language.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:55 PM

Malware is written by programmers in programming language (types of programming language), i.e. C, C++, Objective C, Java, PHP, VBScript, Visual Basic, etc

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:34 AM

Thanks but I am talking about affect on the Windows languages versions, not the computer languages in which malwares are encoded.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:06 AM

Hello -
I do believe that quietman7 has actually answered the question. Computer programs are written in codes and not in Verbal languages.
Your system decodes a series of Zeros and Ones to produce what you see on screen and to install the programs that you install.

There are exceptions to this but a coded program looks like the one below >>>>
i = 28  
        Chars = "BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY2346789"  
        Do  
        Cur = 0  
        x = 14  
        Do  
                Cur = Cur * 256  
                Cur = Key(x + KeyOffset) + Cur  
                Key(x + KeyOffset) = (Cur \ 24) And 255  
                Cur = Cur Mod 24  
                x = x -1    
        i = i -1  
This is part of a specific code that performs a certain action in a Very Tiny program that I could use on any M/soft computer
The Keyboard language would not make any change to any part of the program -

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:33 PM

Let me see if I can phrase this yet another way so others may understand. Malware is written in machine language as quietman7 stated in line one of post #3 and noknojon showed an example of in post #5. Computers do not work in the English language, French, German, or any other spoken human language. Therefore whatever language setting you have the malware written will behave the same across all human interface language settings. You could have your setting in Martian for all the malware cares. As long as it can execute machine code and there is not a defense against that code the computer will be compromised.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:51 PM

Since a computer is a machine, they what is known as binary code and execute instructions/data exchange through its central processing unit. A malware program can force the computer to execute it's malicious code or replace legitimate code with its own payload of instructions (or data values). This article may be a bit technical but it also may help you understand How Does a Computer Work and execute ommands.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:35 AM

Ok, but I have a question lets take an example of autorun based malwares in which the coding is like that (I'm not writing the complete code, just a few)

Open=RECYCLER\QqFvXcB.exe
Explore=RECYCLER\QqFvXcB.exe
AutoPlay=RECYCLER\QqFvXcB.exe

All is english, the paths, source name etc.

Can this autorun malware in English affect Windows in other language e.g French?

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:28 AM

Those are Autorun.inf Commands used/recognized/executed by the operating system.
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

Can this autorun malware in English affect Windows in other language e.g French?


In a word: Yes

I have confirmed that autorun.inf commands use English wording on non-English machines.

Thanks to Myrti for confirmation.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:37 PM

Thanks Animal...I should have been more clear in my previous reply.

"Those are Autorun.inf Commands used/recognized/executed by the operating system regardless of the human language".
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