Understanding and Detecting Malware Threats Based on File Size

Understanding and Detecting Malware Threats Based on File Size


Malware is typically found within files that are less than one megabyte (MB) in size. According to Fortinet research, 97% or malware discovered since the beginning of 2006 is below one MB in size. The small size of the malware file allows malicious content to be downloaded and executed quickly, creating an unnoticeable infection. Read this white paper and discover how to detect malware by file size and learn more about malware types, sizes and associated risk levels. Find out more about how to mitigate the risks of malware and read this white paper today.


Bryan Lu Technical Account Manager for Fortinet's Antivirus Premier Service, Fortinet, Inc. Bryan Lu is a technical account manager for Fortinet's Antivirus Premier Service and an antivirus researcher for Fortinet Threat Research Team.
Steve Fossen Senior Manager for Fortine Global Theat Research Team, Fortinet, Inc. Steve Fossen is a senior manager for the Fortine Global Theat Research Team, responsible for the antivirus and intrusion(IPS) research and development teams.
Fortinet, Inc.
18 Feb 2008
01 Dec 2006
7 Page(s)
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