Code Graph for Malware Detection

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Executive Summary

When an application program is executed for the first time, the results of its execution are not always predictable. Since the host will be damaged by a malware as soon as it is executed, detecting and blocking the malware before its execution is the most effective means of protection. In contrast to current research into the detection of malwares based on their behavior while being executed, the authors propose a new mechanism which can preview the effect of a program on a system. The mechanism they developed is to represent the distinctions between portable executable binaries. The proposed mechanism analyzes the instructions related to the system-call call sequence in a binary executable and demonstrates the result in the form of a topological graph.

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