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Malware analysis a form of incidence response, but it is also useful in understanding how the behaviors and structure of variants of malware which can either be a file or an URL. These result can be used for later research purpose, detection and reduction of the potential threats.  

When analyzing malware, some of the important point to keep in mind:

  • Point of Entry
  • Identification/Detection  
  • How does the malware work/perform? 
  •  can we prevent and/or detect further infection?

There are various ways to analyze malware but we are going to discus two ways i.e. Static and Dynamic Analysis.

Static Vs. Dynamic Analysis

 Static Analysis:- This method uses signature detection via checksum for signs of malicious purpose.

Dynamic Analysis :- This method consist of various steps such as running the executable and observing the results. These steps are performed in sandboxed environment since there can ransomware which can encrypt the whole system. 

Benefits Of Malware Analysis

  • Understanding the type of malware used.
  • Overall Improved Security 
  • Helps in reducing false positives


3 Phases of Malware Analysis: Behavioral, Code, and Memory Forensics.                                                       More info can be found on here.  

Free tools and resources can be found using is link 

Some of the common symptoms are:-

  • Unexplained PC Behavior

  • Interruptions from Pop-ups and Spam

  • Computer Runs Slowly

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