Android Malware Detection & Protection: A Survey

Saba Arshad, Munam Ali, Abid Khan, Mansoor Ahmed
2016 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
Android has become the most popular smartphone operating system. This rapidly increasing adoption of Android has resulted in significant increase in the number of malwares when compared with previous years. There exist lots of antimalware programs which are designed to effectively protect the users' sensitive data in mobile systems from such attacks. In this paper, our contribution is twofold. Firstly, we have analyzed the Android malwares and their penetration techniques used for attacking the
more » ... systems and antivirus programs that act against malwares to protect Android systems. We categorize many of the most recent antimalware techniques on the basis of their detection methods. We aim to provide an easy and concise view of the malware detection and protection mechanisms and deduce their benefits and limitations. Secondly, we have forecast Android market trends for the year up to 2018 and provide a unique hybrid security solution and take into account both the static and dynamic analysis an android application.
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2016.070262 fatcat:rx6rjqvxwrbplcq4ocq45aa2lm