Method and system for protecting a computer and a network from hostile downloadables

  • US 7,613,926 B2
  • Filed: 03/07/2006
  • Issued: 11/03/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/06/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer-based method, comprising the steps of:

  • receiving an incoming Downloadable;

    performing a hashing function on the incoming Downloadable to compute an incoming Downloadable ID;

    retrieving security profile data for the incoming Downloadable from a database of Downloadable security profiles indexed according to Downloadable IDs, based on the incoming Downloadable ID, the security profile data including a list of suspicious computer operations that may be attempted by the Downloadable;

    appending a representation of the retrieved Downloadable security profile data to the incoming Downloadable, to generate an appended Downloadable; and

    transmitting the appended Downloadable to a destination computer.

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