On the Evaluation of Android Malware Detectors
Evaluating Malware Detectors
Keywords:malware detectors; antivirus; Android; hardware performance counter;
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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