Glossary

The glossary below contains many of the terms you will find in common use throughout the Symantec Security Response website. Please refer to this list to find definitions of terms and answers to other Internet security-related questions.

definition file

A file that contains viral and non-viral definitions. You can obtain updated definition files using LiveUpdate or Intelligent Updater. Symantec Scan Engine uses the most current definition file that is available for scanning.