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Table 3 Classification of Attack Vectors for Fileless Malware detection

From: An emerging threat Fileless malware: a survey and research challenges

Functionality/ Attack VectorMemory Resident MalwareWindows Registry MalwareRootkit Malware
SQL SlammerCode RedPoweliksLurkPowerWareKovterPhase Bot
Infection methodIn memoryIn memoryIn memoryIn memoryIn memoryRegistryIn memory
Configuration dataIn memoryIn memoryIn memoryIn memoryNoRegistryRegistry
Injection dataIn memoryIn memoryRegistryIn memoryNoRegistryRegistry
Persistence methodNoNoRegistryNoNoRegistryRegistry
Malware CategoryWormWormClick fraud BotTrojanRansomwareAd-Click fraudBot