PE format

PE format

(Portable Executable format) A Microsoft file format for executable Windows programs (EXEs and DLLs). PE is for 32-bit programs, while PE+ supports 64-bit software.
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In Section 3 we briefly describe PE format and discuss format differences between benign software and malware.
All are in the Windows PE format. We obtained benign software from Windows folder and Program Files folder and used commercial software to verify that each executable was indeed benign.
We dumped each executable file's import table of the PE format and counted all the DLLs and APIs that are used.