System and method for protecting a computer and a network from hostile downloadables

CAFC
  • US 6,804,780 B1
  • Filed: 03/30/2000
  • Issued: 10/12/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/08/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A computer-based method for generating a Downloadable ID to identify a Downloadable, comprising:

  • obtaining a Downloadable that includes one or more references to software components required to be executed by the Downloadable;

    fetching at least one software component identified by the one or more references; and

    performing a hashing function on the Downloadable and the fetched software components to generate a Downloadable ID.

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