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Title: US6266774: Method and system for securing, managing or optimizing a personal computer
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Country: US United States of America

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Inventor: Sampath, Srivats; San Jose, CA
Balasubramaniam, Chandrasekar; Sunnyvale, CA
Lingarkar, Ravi; Sunnyvale, CA
Katchapalayam, Babu; Santa Clara, CA
Kannan, Ravi; Los Angeles, CA

Assignee: McAfee.com Corporation, Santa Clara, CA
other patents from MCAFEE.COM, INC. (782743) (approx. 5)
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Published / Filed: 2001-07-24 / 1998-12-08

Application Number: US1998000208735

IPC Code: Advanced: H04L 29/06; H04L 29/08;
IPC-7: G06F 15/16;

ECLA Code: H04L63/08; H04L29/08A7; H04L29/08N9; H04L29/08N25; H04L63/08D; H04L63/12; H04L63/12A; H04L63/14A; H04L63/14D1; T04L63/02B1;

U.S. Class: Current: 726/024; 709/219; 726/007; 726/019;
Original: 713/201; 709/219;

Field of Search: 713/001,2,100,201,202 709/203,219

Priority Number:
1998-12-08  US1998000208735

Abstract:     A system, method, and computer program product for delivery and automatic execution of security, management, or optimization software over an Internet connection to a user computer responsive to a user request entered via a web browser on the user computer. In a preferred embodiment, the user directs the Internet browser to a Internet clinical services provider web site computer and logs in to the site using an identifier and a secure password and optionally makes a selection of the type of servicing desired, wherein an automatically-executing software package encapsulated within a markup language communication unit deliverable across the Internet is delivered, to the user computer, the automatically-executing software package being adapted to perform security, management, or optimization functions on the user computer. User identifiers and passwords enabling the downloads may be provided on a per-download basis or on a subscription basis.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Pennie & Edmonds LLP ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Heckler, Thomas M.;

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What is claimed is:     1. A method for automatically performing one or more maintenance tasks on a remotely located computer connected to a server computer via a data network, said method comprising the steps of:
  • directing an Internet browser on the remotely located computer to form a logical connection with the server computer;
  • delivering a software package to the remotely located computer across said logical connection, said software package being encapsulated within a markup language communication unit deliverable across said logical connection, said software package comprising scripts for performing said one or more maintenance tasks on the remotely located computer; and
  • automatically executing the scripts for performing said one or more maintenance tasks on the remotely located computer.


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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 14pp US5928323  1999-07 Gosling et al.  Sun Microsystems, Inc. Apparatus and method for dynamically generating information with server-side software objects
Get PDF - 13pp US5950008  1999-09 van Hoff  Sun Microsystems, Inc. System and method for resolving symbolic references to externally located program files
Get PDF - 26pp US5960170  1999-09 Chen et al.  Trend Micro, Inc. Event triggered iterative virus detection
       
Foreign References: None

Other Abstract Info: DERABS C2001-520266

Other References:
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  • www.mcafee.com, Clinic--Coming Soon, one page, Aug. 9, 1999.
  • www.mcafee.com, Clinic--Optimize Performance, one page, Aug. 9, 1999.
  • www.mcafee.com, Clinic--Clean Hard Drive, one page, Aug. 9, 1999.
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  • Continuity Data:
    Application Number Filed Notes

    12266413   is a continuation of
    US2007011855970  2007-09-14
         US7472419 issued 2008-12-30   System, method and computer program product for performing one or more tasks on a remotely located computer connected to a server computer via a data network

    11855970   is a continuation of
    US2005011316562  2005-12-21
         US7480941 issued 2009-01-20   System, method and computer program product for performing one or more maintenance tasks on a remotely located computer connected to a server computer via a data network

    11316562   is a continuation of
    US2005011256521  2005-10-20   (pending)

    11855970   is a continuation of
    US2005000316562  2005-12-21   (pending) [presumed granted]
         US7480941 issued 2009-01-20   System, method and computer program product for performing one or more maintenance tasks on a remotely located computer connected to a server computer via a data network

    11316562   is a continuation of
    US2005000256521  2005-10-20   (pending)

    11256521   is a continuation of
    US2002010265030  2002-10-04
         US6988209 issued 2006-01-17   Uniform resource locator (URL)-based secure download system and method

    11256521   is a continuation of
    US2002000265030  2002-10-04
         US6988209 issued 2006-01-17   Uniform resource locator (URL)-based secure download system and method

    US2003000677786   is a continuation of
    US2002000180579  2002-06-25
         US6701441 issued 2004-03-02   System and method for interactive web services

    US2002000265030   is a continuation of
    US1999009248115  1999-02-11
         US6499109 issued 2002-12-24   Method and apparatus for securing software distributed over a network

    US2002000265030   is a continuation of
    US1999000248115  1999-02-11
         US6499109 issued 2002-12-24   Method and apparatus for securing software distributed over a network

    US2002000180579   is a continuation of
    US1999000248115  1999-02-11
         US6499109 issued 2002-12-24   Method and apparatus for securing software distributed over a network

    US1999000248115   is a continuation in part of
    US1998009208735  1998-12-08
         US6266774 issued 2001-07-24   Method and system for securing, managing or optimizing a personal computer

    US1999000248115   is a continuation in part of
    >US1998000208735<  1998-12-08
         US6266774 issued 2001-07-24   Method and system for securing, managing or optimizing a personal computer


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