An Anti-Virus Stackable File System

This project develops a file system that automatically checks files for any virus patterns known to a virus pattern database. We check files page by page, and address both read-only and read-write file access. We consider simple viruses as well as polymorphic ones. One of the main thrusts of this project is to develop efficient ways to detect viruses without changing any user applications.

Journal Articles:

# Title (click for html version) Formats Published In Date Comments
1 On Incremental File System Development PS PDF BibTeX ACM Transactions on Storage (TOS) May 2006  

Conference and Workshop Papers:

# Title (click for html version) Formats Published In Date Comments
1 Avfs: An On-Access Anti-Virus File System PS PDF BibTeX 13th USENIX Security Symposium (Security 2004) Aug 2004  

Past Students:

# Name (click for home page) Program Period Current Location
1 Charles P. Wright PhD May 2003 - May 2006 Partner, Senior Software Architect, Illumon (New York, NY)
2 Abhijith Das MS May 2003 - Jan 2004 Red Hat, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)
3 Miretskiy "Eugene" Yeugeniy MS May 2003 - Dec 2004 Software Engineer Google (New York, NY)


# Sponsor Amount Period Type Title (click for award abstract)
1 NSF Trusted Computing (TC) $400,000 2003-2006 Sole PI A Layered Approach to Securing Network File Systems