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1. (WO2015047443) MANAGED SOFTWARE REMEDIATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/047443    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/077339
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Sun Dec 22 00:59:59 CET 2013
IPC: G06F 21/56
Applicants: MCAFEE, INC.
KULKARNI, Dattatraya
NALLURI, Srikanth
SINHA, Raja
KRISHNAPUR, Venkatasubrahmanyam
Inventors: KULKARNI, Dattatraya
NALLURI, Srikanth
SINHA, Raja
KRISHNAPUR, Venkatasubrahmanyam
Title: MANAGED SOFTWARE REMEDIATION
Abstract:
According to one example, a system and method are disclosed for malware and grayware remediation. For example, the system is operable to identify applications that have some legitimate behavior but that also exhibit some undesirable behavior. A remediation engine is provided to detect malware behavior in otherwise useful applications, and allow the useful parts of the application to run while blocking the malware behavior. In an example method of "healing," this may involve modifying the application binary to remove undesirable behavior. In an example method of "personalization," this may involve inserting control hooks through the operating system to prevent certain subroutines from taking effect.