Polymorphic malware, or metamorphic malware, is a kind of malware that repeatedly modifies its appearance or signature. As a result, no two copies of the malware share the same hash. This helps the malware evade detection.

Infection Monkey is not truly metamorphic, but it can emulate this property by adding random bytes to each Agent before propagation.

Using Polymorphism

To emulate polymorphism:

  1. Go to ConfigurationPolymorphism
  2. Click Randomize Agent hash to turn on this feature.
  3. Click Submit.