Evaluating Whether to Block or Allow Installation of a Software Application

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APP PUB NO 20130333039A1
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13490954

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A programmable device for which an application is to be installed analyzes permissions requested by the application and other application information to assist the user in deciding whether to allow installation of the application. The analysis may either block or allow the installation, or may provide a calculated risk level to the user and request a decision. Application information, such as a category of application, typical permissions requested by similar applications, and trustworthiness of the application source, in addition to whitelists and blacklists may be employed as part of the analysis and evaluation of the permissions. As a result, the user need not be burdened with overly technical information and may make a better informed decision on installation.

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MCAFEE INC2821 MISSION COLLEGE BOULEVARD SANTA CLARA CA 95054

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Kelly, Nicholas Paul Buckinghamshire, GB 4 284

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