Method for preventing activation of malicious objects

  • US 20050235160A1
  • Filed: 04/19/2004
  • Published: 10/20/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for preventing activating a malicious object passing through a checkpoint, and decreasing the overall inspection delay thereof, the method comprising the steps of:

  • a. at said checkpoint, creating an envelope file, being an executable file comprising;

    said object;

    code for extracting said object from said envelope file; and

    an indicator for indicating the integrity of said object;

    b. forwarding said envelope file instead of said object toward its destination, while holding at least a part of said envelope file which comprises said indicator;

    c. inspecting said object;

    d. setting said indicator on said envelope file to indicate the inspection result thereof, and e. releasing the rest of said envelope file.

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