Classifying computer files as malware or whiteware

  • US Patent No. 9298920
  • Issued: March 29, 2016
  • Status: Active
Software & Information Technology

An improved approach for classifying computer files as malicious (malware) or benign (whiteware) is disclosed. The invention classifies any computer file as malware or whiteware after using Bayes Theorem to evaluate each observable feature of each file with respect to other observable features of the same computer file with reference to statistical information gathered from repositories of known whiteware and malware files.

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