System and method for enforcing a security context on a downloadable

  • US 7,613,918 B2
  • Filed: 02/16/2006
  • Issued: 11/03/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/16/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for computer security, comprising:

  • receiving content including potentially malicious executable code (“

    CODE-A”

    ), intended for downloading at a client computer, wherein the client computer manages a plurality of computer accounts for logging in to the client computer, and wherein each computer account of the plurality of computer accounts has associated therewith a security context within which an executable running on the client computer under such account is processed;

    scanning CODE-A to derive a profile thereof;

    determining, based on the derived profile of CODE-A, an appropriate computer account from among the plurality of computer accounts, under which CODE-A may be processed by the client computer;

    combining (i) information about the determined computer account name and (ii) CODE-A, with (iii) executable wrapper code (“

    CODE-B”

    ) into combined code (“

    CODE-C”

    ); and

    forwarding CODE-C to the client computer for processing.

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