McAfee Assigned Patent for Malware Detection Using External Call Characteristics
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 2 -- McAfee, Santa Clara, Calif., has been assigned a patent (8,549,635) developed by Igor Garrievich Muttik, Berkhamsted, United Kingdom, and Ivan Alexandrovich Teblyashkin, Aylesbury, United Kingdom, for a "malware detection using external call characteristics."
The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "A malware scanner 2, for malware such as computer viruses, worms, Trojans and the like, utilizes the external call characteristics associated with known items of malware to identify the presence of malware within a computer file. Malware written in a high level language when compiled can take a variety of different forms as object code, but these different object code forms will usually share external call characteristics to a sufficient degree to allow the presence of such external call characteristics to properly and accurately generically identify different compiled variants of the source code malware."
The patent application was filed on April 1, 2012 (13/436,964). The full-text of the patent can be found at http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=8,549,635&OS=8,549,635&RS=8,549,635
Written by Satyaban Rath; edited by Hemanta Panigrahi.
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