System and method for protecting a client during runtime from hostile downloadables

  • US 6,167,520 A
  • Filed: 01/29/1997
  • Issued: 12/26/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/08/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A computer-based method, comprising:

  • monitoring the operating system during runtime for an event caused from a request made by a Downloadable;

    interrupting processing of the request;

    comparing information pertaining to the Downloadable against a predetermined security policy; and

    performing a predetermined responsive action based on the comparison, the predetermined responsive action including storing results of the comparison in an event log.

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