Patent Number: 6,338,141

Title: Method and apparatus for computer virus detection, analysis, and removal in real time

Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting computer viruses comprising the use of a collection of relational data to detect computer viruses in computer files. The collection of relational data comprises various relational signature objects created from viruses. Computer files, as they are checked for viruses, are run through a process to create those relational signature objects. Those objects created from the file are then checked against the collection of relational data. Depending on the results, the file may be infected and prohibited from running on the system. The method may be performed on a single, stand-alone computer system in real time, as well as a networked machine.

Inventors: Wells; Joseph W. (Newbury Park, CA)

Assignee: CyberSoft, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 1/00 (20060101); G06F 21/00 (20060101); H02H 003/05 ()

Expiration Date: 01/08/2019