- Bahman Rashidi
- Dr. Carol Fung
- Pulkit Rustgi


The dataset contains 950 Android application logs from different malware categories. Applications are instrumented by human (real human-interaction) using DroidCat Logger tool so the behavior logs highly assemble real world executing of Android apps. The dataset contains 440 malicious and 508 benign (normal) app logs. The logs have been captured for XDroid project. You can find more details on the dataset in the papers.

Download Policy

We are pleased to share this log dataset, but in order to prevent any misuse, we ask you to send us an email to rashidib[AT] We will email you back the dataset.

- If you are in academia:

1. If you are a student, please ask your advisor to send us an email for the access. If you are a faculty, please send us the email from your university's email account.

2. In your email, please include your name, affiliation, and homepage The information is needed for verification purpose. Note that your request may be ignored if we are not able to determine your identity or affiliation.

3. If your papers or articles use the DroidCat dataset, please cite our papers:

- Bahman Rashidi, Carol Fung, "XDroid: An Android Permission Control Using Hidden Markov Chain and Online Learning", 2016 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), 2016. [BibTeX]

- Bahman Rashidi, Carol Fung, "Android Resource Usage Risk Assessment using Hidden Markov Model and Online Learning", Computers & Security Elsevier, 2016. [BibTeX]

Published on September 1st, 2016

Until now the following institutions were given access:

  1. Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany.

  2. Rochester Institute of Technology, USA.

  3. Stuttgart Technology University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

  4. Technical University of Malaysia Malacca, Malaysia.

  5. University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar, Pakistan.

  6. Amrita University, India.

  7. University of New South Wales, Australia.

  8. King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand.

  9. University of Central Missouri, USA.

  10. Symbiosis International University, India.

  11. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh.

  12. Keimyung University, South Korea.

  13. Manav Rachna International University , India.

  14. University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil.

  15. Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand.

  16. Davao del Norte State College, Philippines.

  17. Institut Superieur de Tunis, Tunisia.

  18. Galgotias University, India.

  19. PSG College of Technology, India.