Kaspersky patents 'hardware-based antivirus solution' in US

Kaspersky patenting a hardware-based antivirus system that effectively combats rootkits in the USA. The new technology makes use of a hardware-based antivirus solution whose primary function is to neutralize the most widespread type of threat – malicious programs that store themselves or infect files on a computer's hard drive. The patented antivirus program scans data […]

Kaspersky patenting a hardware-based antivirus system that effectively combats rootkits in the USA. The new technology makes use of a hardware-based antivirus solution whose primary function is to neutralize the most widespread type of threat – malicious programs that store themselves or infect files on a computer's hard drive. The patented antivirus program scans data that’s written to the hard disk, identifying and blocking malicious programs. “Patent No. 7 657 941 was registered by the US Patent and Trademark Office on 2 Feb, 2010. The patented device is installed between a drive (hard drive or SSD) and computing unit (CPU and RAM) and is connected to the system bus or integrated into the disk controller. The hardware antivirus solution allows or blocks writing data to disk, providing threat alerts and information about its operation to the user (user dialog is possible if the hardware antivirus control utility is installed on the PC). The device can work on a standalone basis or in conjunction with a software antivirus application.”

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