Developing a Server-Level Virus-Detection and Blocking Solution for Email Viruses

Abstract / Excerpt:

Electronic mail is the new mode of sending messages to millions of computer users worldwide. Compared to the traditional snail mail, email proves to be much quicker as well as much efficient. The ease of sending email messages to people around the world brought about the ease of spreading computer viruses too. A computer virus is a dangerous computer program, whose purpose is to destroy computer systems as well as spread its destructive code to innocent computer users. Users and corporations began practicing safe computing by backing up every possible bit of data and run virus-scanning programs. However, these preventive measures are done on desktop workstations. This research aims to protect computer systems from email-borne viruses even before it reaches the workstations by detecting and blocking these viruses at the server level. This technique is beneficial since the virus will be contained even before it reaches the company's network therefore, preventing further damages to the computer system.

Source InstitutionAteneo de Davao University
UnitComputer Science
AuthorsJennifer D. Dorado, Chester A. Go, Kristine I. Labrador
Page Count9
Place of PublicationDavao City
Original Publication DateMarch 1, 2002
Tags Blocking, Detection, Developing, Email Viruses, Server-Level, Solution