A process transforms compiled software into a semantic form. The process transforms the code into a semantic form. The process analyzes behavior functionality by processing precise programming behavior abstractions stored in a memory and classifies the code as malware based on the code behavior. Another method identifies the starting point of execution of a compiled program. The method calculates a complexity measure by calculating the number of potential execution paths of local functions; identifies the number of arguments passed to local functions; and identifies the starting point of execution of the compiled program. Another method provides interactive, dynamic visualization of a group of related functions wherein a user can explore the rendered graph and select a specific function and display functions that are color coded by their ancestral relation and their function call distance to the selected function.
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 This invention was made with United States government support under Contract No. DE-ACO5-00OR22725 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.