On the Evaluation of Android Malware Detectors

Evaluating Malware Detectors

  • Hassan Rafiq Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad
  • Muhammad Aleem Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad
  • Muhammad Arshad Islam Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad

Abstract

Malware is an umbrella term used for viruses, worms, and Trojans. These days malware is becoming a great threat to the Android users. A malware detector which is commonly known as an antivirus or virus scanner avoids a malicious file to infiltrate into a system. With the increasing usage of smartphones, malware is also becoming powerful to penetrate the mobile devices. Traditional protection systems identify malware using signatures that can be manipulated by various techniques. In this research paper, it has been demonstrated that the most of the known commercial malware detectors cannot detect common code obfuscation techniques. Moreover, we have evaluated resource utilization (CPU, memory, and battery) consumed by several malware detectors.

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Published
2018-06-26
How to Cite
RAFIQ, Hassan; ALEEM, Muhammad; ISLAM, Muhammad Arshad. On the Evaluation of Android Malware Detectors. Sukkur IBA Journal of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 20-28, june 2018. ISSN 2522-3003. Available at: <http://journal.iba-suk.edu.pk:8089/SIBAJournals/index.php/sjcms/article/view/78>. Date accessed: 25 sep. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.30537/sjcms.v2i1.78.
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Research Articles