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Survey on Representation Techniques for Malware Detection System

Gamal Abdel Nassir Mohamed1 and Norafida Bte Ithnin2
  • 1 Department of Computing, Muscat College, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, Oman
  • 2 Faculty of Computing, University Technology Malaysia, Skudai, Malaysia


Malicious programs are malignant software’s designed by hackers or cyber offenders with a harmful intent to disrupt computer operation. In various researches, we found that the balance between designing an accurate architecture that can detect the malware and track several advanced techniques that malware creators apply to get variants of malware are always a difficult line. Hence the study of malware detection techniques has become more important and challenging within the security field. This review paper provides a detailed discussion and full reviews for various types of malware, malware detection techniques, various researches on them, malware analysis methods and different dynamic programming-based tools that could be used to represent the malware sampled. We have provided a comprehensive bibliography in malware detection, its techniques and analysis methods for malware researchers.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 14 No. 11, 2017, 1049-1069


Submitted On: 4 December 2016 Published On: 10 July 2017

How to Cite: Mohamed, G. A. N. & Ithnin, N. B. (2017). Survey on Representation Techniques for Malware Detection System. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 14(11), 1049-1069.

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  • Malicious
  • Malware Representation
  • Detection Techniques
  • Analysis Methods
  • Dynamic Programming