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Automatic Generation of Remediation Procedures for Malware Infections

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Automatic Generation of Remediation Procedures for Malware Infections
Despite the widespread deployment of malwaredetection software, in many situations it is difficult to preemptively block a malicious program from infecting a system. Rather, signatures for detection are usually available only after malware have started to infect a large group of systems. Ideally, infected systems should be reinstalled from scratch. However, due to the high cost of reinstallation, users may prefer to rely on the remediation capabilities of malware detectors to revert the effects of an infection. Unfortunately, current malware detectors perform this task poorly, leaving users' systems in an unsafe or unstable state. This paper presents an architecture to automatically generate remediation procedures from malicious programs--procedures that can be used to remediate all and only the effects of the malware's execution in any infected system. We have implemented a prototype of this architecture and used it to generate remediation procedures for a corpus of more th...
Roberto Paleari, Lorenzo Martignoni, Emanuele Pass
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Updated 15 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where USS
Authors Roberto Paleari, Lorenzo Martignoni, Emanuele Passerini, Drew Davidson, Matt Fredrikson, Jonathon T. Giffin, Somesh Jha
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