Comparison of malware detection techniques using machine learning algorithm

Nur Syuhada Selamat, Fakariah Hani Mohd Ali


Currently, the volume of malware grows faster each year and poses a thoughtful global security threat. The number of malware developed increases as computers became interconnected, at an alarming rate in the 1990s. This scenario resulted the increment of malware. It also caused many protections are built to fight the malware. Unfortunately, the current technology is no longer effective to handle more advanced malware. Malware authors have created them to become more difficult to be evaded from anti-virus detection. In the current research, Machine Learning (ML) algorithm techniques became more popular to the researchers to analyze malware detection. In this paper, researchers proposed a defense system which uses three ML algorithm techniques comparison and select them based on the high accuracy malware detection. The result indicates that Decision Tree algorithm is the best detection accuracy compares to others classifier with 99% and 0.021% False Positive Rate (FPR) on a relatively small dataset.


Dynamic analysis, Hybrid analysis, Machine learning, Malware, Static analysis

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