Ejaz Karim


An almost incomprehensible amount of data and information is stored on millions and millions of computers worldwide. To be able to defend against the threat imposed by malware we need to understand both how and why the malware exists. This document presents the nature of malware today and outlines some analytical techniques used by security experts. Furthermore, a process foranalyzing malware samples with the goal of discovering the behavior and techniques used by the samples is presented. An analysis is performed on malware samples, disclosing behavior, location, encryption techniques. So these samples are being analyzed by tools named as Threat Expert and Anubis. The samples will be also analyzed on real system and results will be compared with Anubis  and Threat Expert. This research is expected to describe and explain how malware and other malicious software spread through internet, network and computers. The encryption techniques used by the malware programmers to encrypt malware and to hide these viruses from the users. The damage done by the malicious code to the target machine, network or computers. It should also show the techniques used by the programmers and malware vendor to spread through different platforms. The results are also expected to show that which platforms are being attacked by the malware and why.

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