Survey of Unpacking Malware
"Survey of Unpacking Malware" is from my 2010 Masters thesis "Fast Automated Unpacking and Classification of Malware".
Abstract - Malware is a significant problem in distributed and host-based computing environments. Static detection and classification of malware serves as a useful mode of defense. To hinder detection and classification, code packing is used by malware authors to hide and obscure the malware’s real content. This paper surveys the removal of those malware obfuscations.