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Method for Detecting Out-of-Date or Illicit Programs on Enterprise Workstations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012084D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Apr-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Apr-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A method is disclosed for detecting out-of-date and/or illicit programs on (enterprise) workstations. The method exploits the infrastructure provided by anti-viral software, including methods for receiving updates from vendors through the intranet and/or internet. In essence, the method identifies such programs as a form of virus and allows the treatment of detected viruses to be established by policies ranging from automated uninstall (quarantining) to simple alert generation.