I.       
Chalanges
in malwre detection

In present scenario we detect the malwares
by signature based methods and this process is used by antivirus vendors form
last many years. Malware signature is a kind of algorithm which help us to
identify the type of the malware. when we identify the malware then it is so
easy to identify its family but hackers use the polymorphic engine and
metamorphic engine to stay step ahead form the anti-virus programmers. Lack of
open source dataset for malware poses a great challenge since success of a
machine learning algorithm largely depends on the quantity of the dataset used.
New malwares get inflected into the system with every tick of the clock.
Malware detection suffers with the problem akin to the problem in virus
detection in biological systems. The files liik different but actually belong
to the same family. The malware authors use polymorphism by virtue of which the
same binary file are modified such that they look completely different. This
makes use of traditional technique insufficient. Another challenge is the large
number of files that need to be investigated for proper detection. Thus,
needing very good computational efficiency.

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II.      
dataset

The dataset used
for this paper was Drebin dataset accessible to the University of Delhi. It
contains 5560 application form 179 different malware families. The samples have
been collected in the period of august 2010 to October 2012. The access was
taken under the instructor. The kaggle dataset launched by Microsoft challenge
in 2015 is also a prosesed dataset for malware detection. Kaggle is a common
platform where thousands of people who are masters in their field contribute
their work. Microsoft conducted a competition regarding the classification of
the malwares. There are 9 different families of malware.

 

 

                                                                   
III.     
Related
work

As we all know that
we like in the modern era. We are so much into the virtual work that it is our
part of life but every new thing will come with its consequences. So, in last
many years researchers and anti-virus making companies have been using the
machine learning algorithms like Support vector machine, Random Forest, Neural
Networks etc to classify and detect the malwares. There are some approaches
used in last years,

1.     
 API calls

API and function
calls are mostly used for detection and classification of the malicious
softwares. Through the experiment top API’s are found which contain malicious
thing. There are 120126 imported API’s are found.

2.     
 Call Graphs

It is a directed
graph which is used to represent various relation between subroutines in the
computer program. This analysis gives us a very good result regarding the
classification of the malwares.

3.      Use of registers

It is based on the
method by which we find out the similarity in binaries files. They have an
assumption that behaviour of each and every binary can be represented in the
run time by value of there memory contents.

In this paper we use a different approach to
classify and detect the malicious softwares.