Patent Number: 7,765,410

Title: System and method of aggregating the knowledge base of antivirus software applications

Abstract: In accordance with this invention, a system, method, and computer-readable medium that aggregates the knowledge base of a plurality of antivirus software applications are provided. User mode applications, such as antivirus software applications, gain access to file system operations through a common information model, which obviates the need for antivirus software vendors to create kernel mode filters. When file system operations are available to antivirus software applications, the present invention may cause each antivirus software application installed on a computing device to perform a scan to determine if the data is malware.

Inventors: Costea; Mihai (Redmond, WA), Goebel; David Allen (Seattle, WA), Marinescu; Adrian M (Sammamish, WA), Thomas; Anil Francis (Redmond, WA)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06F 12/14 (20060101); G08B 23/00 (20060101); G06F 7/04 (20060101); H04L 29/06 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018