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1. (EP1684151) Computer protection against malware affection

Office : European Patent Office
Application Number: 05001120 Application Date: 20.01.2005
Publication Number: 1684151 Publication Date: 26.07.2006
Publication Kind : A1
Designated States: AT,BE,BG,CH,CY,CZ,DE,DK,EE,ES,FI,FR,GB,GR,HU,IE,IS,IT,LI,LT,LU,MC,NL,PL,PT,RO,SE,SI,SK,TR
IPC:
G06F 1/00
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
1
Details not covered by groups G06F3/-G06F13/82
CPC:
G06F 21/566
G06F 21/567
G06F 2221/034
Applicants: WILLIAM GRANT ROTHWELL
Inventors: WILLIAM GRANT ROTHWELL
Priority Data: 05001120 20.01.2005 EP
Title: (DE) Computerschutz gegen böswillige Änderungen
(EN) Computer protection against malware affection
(FR) Protection d'ordinateur contre des modifications malveillantes
Abstract: front page image
(EN) A computer program product for protecting a computer (1) against malware affection, wherein the computer (1) has a data storage (157,12,2) and an operating system managing the data storage (157,12,2). The computer program product comprises computer (1) readable program code for causing the computer (1) to run a filter module in the operating system. The filter module is configured to detect a format of data to be stored or altered in the data storage (157,12,2) and to prevent storage or alteration of the data if the format is of a predefined type.