Comparison of Deep Learning and the Classical Machine Learning Algorithm for the Malware Detection

Mohit Sewak, Sanjay K. Sahay, Hemant Rathore
2018 2018 19th IEEE/ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing (SNPD)  
Recently, Deep Learning has been showing promising results in various Artificial Intelligence applications like image recognition, natural language processing, language modeling, neural machine translation, etc. Although, in general, it is computationally more expensive as compared to classical machine learning techniques, their results are found to be more effective in some cases. Therefore, in this paper, we investigated and compared one of the Deep Learning Architecture called Deep Neural
more » ... work (DNN) with the classical Random Forest (RF) machine learning algorithm for the malware classification. We studied the performance of the classical RF and DNN with 2, 4 & 7 layers architectures with the four different feature sets, and found that irrespective of the features inputs, the classical RF accuracy outperforms the DNN.
doi:10.1109/snpd.2018.8441123 dblp:conf/snpd/SewakSR18 fatcat:cn7aq5e5abbz7gnuxt7en5yy34