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Virus scanning of disk drives with minimal user impact by scanning only when computer is idle

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032444D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Nov-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Nov-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This article presents a method for reducing the impact on computer users of virus scanning. This growing problem can be alleviated by idle-time virus scanning. However, this introduces security vulnerability if not done correctly. This article describes how to address these vulnerabilities.