08037527 is referenced by 26 patents and cites 145 patents.

A method and apparatus for look-ahead security. Within a document (e.g., a web page, a word processing document, a list of electronic mail messages), a link to other content or another document is selected and the content is identified before a user clicks on the link to open the content. The content is placed into a safe cache that prevents the content from adversely affecting the user's computing device. The content is scanned and/or its behavior is analyzed to detect any security threats or undesirable content (e.g., viruses, worms, scripts, adware, spyware, pornography). Results of the analysis may be collected at a central server. The link or an associated indicator may be configured to indicate whether a threat is present; more information may be provided as desired. A user may be provided with various options to ignore a threat, disable the link, etc.

Title
Method and apparatus for look-ahead security scanning
Application Number
11/264418
Publication Number
8037527 (B2)
Application Date
November 1, 2005
Publication Date
October 11, 2011
Inventor
James Kelly
San Francisco
CA, US
Wendell Brown
Las Vegas
NV, US
Scott Milener
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Stoel Rives
John R Thompson
Assignee
BT Web Solutions
DE, US
IPC
G06F 11/00
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