09613210 is referenced by 3 patents and cites 165 patents.

Analysis of potentially malicious software samples in a virtualized environment is disclosed. One or more modifications are applied to a first virtual machine instance. The first virtual machine instance is initialized as a copy-on-write overlay associated with an original virtual machine image. Further, at least one modification includes the installation of startup instructions. The modified virtual machine instance is stared. A first set of modifications resulting from executing the first virtual machine instance is captured.

Title
Evaluating malware in a virtual machine using dynamic patching
Application Number
13/954877
Publication Number
9613210 (B1)
Application Date
July 30, 2013
Publication Date
April 4, 2017
Inventor
Huagang Xie
Pleasanton
CA, US
Xinran Wang
San Ramon
CA, US
Agent
Van Pelt Yi & James
Assignee
Palo Alto Networks
CA, US
IPC
G06F 9/455
G06F 21/56
G06F 21/60
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