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Generated software is

a style of computer programming that uses automated software creation — rather than being written by programmers — through generic frames, classes, prototypes, templates, aspects and code generators to improve programmer productivity.[1]


"Examples of this style of code generation include: plugins, device drivers, software extensions, program launchers and automatic software updates that can use a common legitimate framework. These elements can be modified for malicious intent, and purposely obscuring sources and code to make the program difficult to understand can further complicate detection."[2]


  1. Counting the Cost, Cyber Exposure Decoded, at 10.
  2. Id.