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Malware Analysis and Response Step by Step Decision Tree

Created: 17 Sep 2010 • 4 comments
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Malware Analysis Step by Step Decision Tree

In my travels, it has come to my attention that some folks have not taken or had the time to document a checklist or bullet list of actions to perform during an infection or an outbreak. In response I’ve created a decision tree to help as a guide for following a step by step process for malware analysis. The site is .

The site basically contains a mindmap created using freeplane that steps the users through the process of analyzing a machine for malware. It provides links to both Symantec , 3rd party, fee and open source tools. The majority of the information has been mostly compiled from NIST SP800-83 , and public symantec KB articles.  I hope this is something that community members find useful and can provide feedback to improve.

Please provide any feedback and I'll be happy to update the decision tree.

Below is a sample of the decision tree.



1. Suspect Worm

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BlackFog's picture

Maybe I miss something here but point references to step 1.1.6 but 1.1.5 seems to be the last one here.

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BlackFog's picture

Sorry, I missed the "this is a sample" part. But why not full version?

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EfrainO's picture

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I've gone ahead and created a website with the latest decision tree. It is an ongoing labor of love.

Let me know if you have any suggestions to add content to it.



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Haridass shanthakumar's picture

Logical.... Advanced... awsome..

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