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1. (US09760715) Computer protection against malware affection

Office : United States of America
Application Number: 14807003 Application Date: 23.07.2015
Publication Number: 09760715 Publication Date: 12.09.2017
Grant Number: 09760715 Grant Date: 12.09.2017
Publication Kind : B2
IPC:
H04L 29/06
G06F 21/56
H04L 9/32
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
L
TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
29
Arrangements, apparatus, circuits or systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04L1/-H04L27/136
02
Communication control; Communication processing
06
characterised by a protocol
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
21
Security arrangements for protecting computers, components thereof, programs or data against unauthorised activity
50
Monitoring users, programs or devices to maintain the integrity of platforms, e.g. of processors, firmware or operating systems
55
Detecting local intrusion or implementing counter-measures
56
Computer malware detection or handling, e.g. anti-virus arrangements
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
L
TRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
9
Arrangements for secret or secure communication
32
including means for verifying the identity or authority of a user of the system
Applicants: William Grant Rothwell
Inventors: William Grant Rothwell
Agents: Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
Priority Data: 05001120 20.01.2005 EP
Title: (EN) Computer protection against malware affection
Abstract: front page image
(EN)

A method is provided of protecting a computer against malware affection. The computer has a data storage and an operating system for managing the data storage. The method comprises providing a filter module in the operating system which operates to detect an attempt to store data in the data storage, to determine a data format of the data to be stored in the data storage, and to prevent storage of the data if the data format is determined to relate to a predefined type. The filter module may be provided as a file system filter driver in a kernel of the operating system. The filter module may be arranged to operate between an input/output manager of the operating system and a driver associated with the data storage. The input/output manager and driver associated with the data storage may form part of the kernel of the operating system.