Patent Number: 6,763,466

Title: Fast virus scanning

Abstract: Anti-virus state information for a file is stored within an associated data structure that is created and/or maintained by the file system of the computer. The data structure can be a file directory entry with the anti-virus state information being stored in unused fields of the entry. For file systems that maintain separate entities for the data and resource information of a file, the anti-virus state information can be stored in the resource entity or in a specifically created entity.

Inventors: Glover; Michael (Bournemouth, GB)

Assignee: Networks Associates Technology, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 21/00 (20060101); H04L 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/12012