Kaspersky boast that they have just received a patent in the United States for an antivirus solution of hardware type.
In other words, the hard cleaning of viruses is no longer dealing with an application from the operating system, but with a physical device, integrated in the PC.
Russian company came to this concept in his desire to offer more efficient ways to fight rootkits and Trojan horse viruses.
A device that works on hardware level could easily detect a security malware than an application from operating system.
According to the patent, the hardware antivirus should be located somewhere on the route between the motherboard and hard drive and will also come with its own CPU and memory.
Unfortunately, in this certificate is not included a way to update the database via direct connection to the Internet, the device being dependent on an application installed in the operating system.
In addition, a hardware antivirus couldn’t monitor the network connections, a necessary feature provided by almost all current software solutions.
In consequence, we may have to wait a little time to see if those from Kaspersky will even build a device based on newly earned certificate.