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AntiVirus and Malware Analysis Tool

Shahegh, P., Dietz, T., Cukier, M. , Algaith, A., Brozik, A. & Gashi, I. (2017). AntiVirus and Malware Analysis Tool. In: 2017 IEEE 16th International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (NCA). . IEEE. ISBN 978-1-5386-1465-5


We present AVAMAT: AntiVirus and Malware Analysis Tool - a tool for analysing the malware detection capabilities of AntiVirus (AV) products running on different operating system (OS) platforms. Even though similar tools are available, such as VirusTotal and MetaDefender, they have several limitations, which motivated the creation of our own tool. With AVAMAT we are able to analyse not only whether an AV detects a malware, but also at what stage of inspection does it detect it and on what OS. AVAMAT enables experimental campaigns to answer various research questions, ranging from the detection capabilities of AVs on OSs, to optimal ways in which AVs could be combined to improve malware detection capabilities.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Publisher Keywords: security assessment; security tool; antivirus software; malware analysis
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
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