Patent Number: 8,793,682

Title: Methods, systems, and computer program products for controlling software application installations

Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products that automatically control the installation of software applications on a device are provided. The installation of a software application on a device is detected. The installation is temporarily halted and information about the detected software application installation is collected. A danger level of the detected software application is assessed based upon the collected information. Installation of the detected software application is allowed to continue if the assessed danger level is below a threshold level and installation of the detected software application is terminated if the assessed danger level is above the threshold level.

Inventors: Aaron; Jeffrey (Atlanta, GA)

Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.

International Classification: G06F 9/45 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018