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1. (WO2018039006) COMPUTING DEVICE PROTECTION BASED ON DEVICE ATTRIBUTES AND DEVICE RISK FACTOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/039006    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/047241
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 18 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G06F 21/56
G06F 21/57
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: DOBRILA, Tudor Alexandru
GUNYAKTI, Caglar
BUSSONE, Brian Paul
Title: COMPUTING DEVICE PROTECTION BASED ON DEVICE ATTRIBUTES AND DEVICE RISK FACTOR
Abstract:
A computing device communicates a request to a risk determination system to determine whether particular content is malware. The content is oftentimes a file containing a program to be run, but can alternatively take other forms, and an indication of the content is provided to the risk determination system. Additional information describing attributes of the computing device is also provided to the risk determination system. These attributes can include for the computing device hardware specifications, operating system specifications, anonymized information, information describing anti-virus or other anti-malware program settings, information describing programs running on the computing device, and so forth. The risk determination system analyzes the information describing attributes and/or activity of the computing device to determine a risk factor of the content, and from the risk factor determines whether the content is malware for the computing device.