Android Anti-Virus System for Malware Mutation in Networking

  • Chimeleze Collins Uchenna Multimedia University
  • Mardeni Bin Roslee Multimedia University
  • Prince Ugochukwu Nmenme Multimedia University
Keywords: Android anti-virus, Malware, CRC3 Algorithm


Nowadays, the rapid evolution in the mobile phone industry has attracted lots of consumers around the world while smartphones being the trend of the phone with the highest demand by a large margin. Recent research has shown that Android Operating System has accounted for 88% of the mobile phone market which has led to the production of different varieties malware targeted mostly on Android Phones. Furthermore, recent research has also revealed that there is high negligence to this great threat where by Android Antimalware software only counter trivial attacks posed by malware or viruses. This paper supports most of the theories and in fact, focuses on one of the most typical vulnerabilities of Android Antimalware which is the mutation attacks. In this paper, the best in class mobile antimalware for Android were assessed and tested how safe they are against different normal obfuscation strategies even with known malware and the results were not up to a satisfactory level. Furthermore, the scope of this research also spans to the implementation of a proposed antimalware which detects and counters mutation attacks using static detection of Android malware using Integrity Check Technique. The feedbacks were analyzed using SPSS 2.0. Analysis of respondents’ feedbacks shows that there is even little or no knowledge of malware threats or proper antimalware by mobile phone users. This brings great concerns and this work shows why assessment of this subject matter is and essential considering the rapid growth of smartphone usage. This paper is to evaluate the efficacy of Anti Malware tools on Android in the face of various evasion techniques while developing a system that counters this evasion technique.


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Author Biographies

Chimeleze Collins Uchenna, Multimedia University

Centre for Wireless Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University, MALAYSIA

Mardeni Bin Roslee, Multimedia University

Centre for Wireless Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University, MALAYSIA

Prince Ugochukwu Nmenme, Multimedia University

Centre for Wireless Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University, MALAYSIA


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How to Cite
Uchenna, C. C., Roslee, M. B., & Nmenme, P. U. (2018). Android Anti-Virus System for Malware Mutation in Networking. Engineering International, 6(2), 63-78.
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