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1. (WO2014209914) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING TIME-BOMB MALWARE

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/209914    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/043727
Publication Date: Thu Jan 01 00:59:59 CET 2015 International Filing Date: Tue Jun 24 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: G06F 21/56
Applicants: FIREEYE, INC.
PAITHANE, Sushant
VINCENT, Michael
VASHISHT, Sai
KINDLUND, Darien
Inventors: PAITHANE, Sushant
VINCENT, Michael
VASHISHT, Sai
KINDLUND, Darien
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING TIME-BOMB MALWARE
Abstract:
According to one embodiment, a system comprises one or more counters; comparison logic; and one or more hardware processors communicatively coupled to the one or more counters and the comparison logic. The one or more hardware processors are configured to instantiate one or more virtual machines that are adapted to analyze received content, where the one or more virtual machines are configured to monitor a delay caused by one or more events conducted during processing of the content and identify the content as including malware if the delay exceed a first time period.