What is Malware Analysis?
Malware Analysis offers a complex understanding of the behavior and objectives of the specific malware sample that is targeting your organization.
Our engineers monitor environmental changes made by the malware. Code analysis is performed on the malware by disassemble and debugger programs. The result is to determine how the malware operates, take precautions to prevent further contamination, and employ techniques to remove the malware safely.
Reverse engineering of malware is the process of taking a captured executable (a stand-alone executable or a library file, such as a DLL. Analyzing malware in a “safe” environment aka Malware Sandbox – such as a virtual environment is a must in during analysis.
What is Malware Analisis Methodology?
Most common ways to analyze malicious application:
Reviewing of the executable file without analyzing the actual instructions. Verifies whether the data is malicious, present information about its functionality, and sometimes give information allowing to create uncomplicated network signatures. Elementary and quick, but it is mostly useless against sophisticated malware, and it can skip behavior.
Launching of malicious software and capture its behavior in a live system to remove the infection, create valid signatures, or both. The lab is required to learn the malicious programs that are running without risk. It will not be useful with all malicious programs and can skip the necessary functionality.
Advanced Static Analysis techniques produce higher complexity compared with the results achieved using other techniques Method consists of the Reverse Engineering of malware components, by downloading the executable file to the disassembler and viewing the instructions of the program to find out what the program is doing.
The processor executes instructions, so this analysis accurately describes what the program does.
This method uses a debugger to check the internal status of an executing malicious executable. It provides another way to extract detailed information from the executable.
These methods are most useful when you are trying to obtain information that is difficult to compile with the rest of the methods.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Here are some common questions about Malware Analysis.