A Study on Malware and Malware Detection Techniques

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Rabia Tahir 1,*

1. Department of Computer Science, Virtual University of Pakistan

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijeme.2018.02.03

Received: 9 Oct. 2017 / Revised: 23 Nov. 2017 / Accepted: 19 Dec. 2017 / Published: 8 Mar. 2018

Index Terms

Malware, malware analysis techniques, malware detection techniques


The impact of malicious software are getting worse day by day. Malicious software or malwares are programs that are created to harm, interrupt or damage computers, networks and other resources associated with it. Malwares are transferred in computers without the knowledge of its owner. Mostly the medium used to spread malwares are networks and portable devices. Malwares are always been a threat to digital world but with a rapid increase in the use of internet, the impacts of the malwares become severe and cannot be ignored. A lot of malware detectors have been created, the effectiveness of these detectors depend upon the techniques being used. Although researchers are developing latest technologies for the timely detection of malwares but still malware creators always stay one step ahead. In this paper, a detailed review of malwares types are provided, malware analysis and detection techniques are studied and compared. Furthermore, malware obfuscation techniques have also been presented.

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Rabia Tahir,"A Study on Malware and Malware Detection Techniques", International Journal of Education and Management Engineering(IJEME), Vol.8, No.2, pp.20-30, 2018.DOI: 10.5815/ije me.2018.02.03


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