Chapter 8 Malware Analysis

An Experimental Approach

Nikita Patil, Amit Kumar Singh, and Sushil Kumar

DOI: 10.1201/9781003441601-8

8.1 Introduction

Malicious software, known as malware, is designed with harmful intent to help attackers achieve their objectives. It includes software intentionally created to carry out harmful actions and disrupt computer systems, gather personal information without consent, and pose a threat to the Internet’s availability, host integrity, and user security [1].

Malware comes in various forms, such as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, rootkits, backdoors, botnets, spyware, and adware, and these categories are not entirely distinct, often exhibiting characteristics of multiple classes simultaneously. Malware is a ...

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