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Anti-virus methodology Disclosure Number: IPCOM000020243D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Nov-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Nov-05
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Methodology to avoid virus diffusion

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Anti-virus methodology

Anti-virus methodology


    Today virus infection is one of the most critical issues to inhibit the internet evolution. The virus are in general composed of 2 part, the first one that replicate the virus and the second part that damage the infected workstation.


    The solution is to create an antivirus divided in two component, the first component is identical to the virus to attach and the second part is to just inhibit the virus.

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    All the antivirus today are based on an agent updated with all the signatures of the virus. The advantage is that once the agent is updated with the signature, the workstation is protected forever. The disadvantage is that that approach is to heavy for home and personal computing. The correct approach would be to use to use the traditional approach for important servers while using this approach for home and personal computing.

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