Malware which is an acronym for Malicious Software has become a worldwide epidemic in the information and communication technology world. Advancement in technology has been negatively used by the black-minds for development of more dangerous and sophisticated malicious software, hence the numbers of computer systems attacked daily is on the increase and malware’s impact is getting worse daily. There is a shift from the normal malware to the advanced malware, and the rise of the advanced malware is reshaping the threat scene and compelling computer security experts and researchers to reassessment. This led to a great war among the malware developers and anti-malware developers.
An important task in cybersecurity today is the protection of computer systems and resources against malwares irrespective of usage of the computer system. This is because a single attack can result in compromise of data and sufficient losses. These massive attacks and sufficient losses therefore call and emphasize the core need for accurate and timely detection approaches. For malware to be detected, there must be a comprehensive and extensive analysis of data both on the internet and otherwise. This analysis classifies data into normal data and malicious data and the malicious data are called malwares.
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