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Virus Protection for Method Catcher

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118387D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Breslau, FC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for extending virus protection when a method is transmitted between objects.

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Virus Protection for Method Catcher

      Disclosed is a method for extending virus protection when a
method is transmitted between objects.

      This invention describes a capability for doing a virus scan as
part of an object receiving a method as disclosed in (*).

      The referenced disclosure relates how an object may transmit
one of its method(s) to another object.  Since the receiving object
is presumed to have secure (non-virused) methods based on previous
virus checks, a virus check should be performed as soon as the method
is received, before it is stored.

      This check ensures that all methods currently available to the
receiving object are virus free and can be loaded and executed
without further virus checking.

      This saves resources in that virus checking can be bypassed and
not be loaded into memory or executed when a method is invoked.
  *  "Method Sending Object Agent and Receiving Object Agent",
      IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin, Vol. 39, No. 12, p. 43
      (December, 1996).