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.

dialer

A program that uses your system, without your permission or knowledge, to dial out through the Internet to a 900 number or FTP site, typically to accrue charges.

Dialer programs use a system without your permission. For example, to dial out through the Internet to a 900 number or FTP site and accrue charges. Dialers are typically associated with adult Web sites.

A program that uses a system without your permission to dial out through the Internet to a 900 number or FTP site to accrue charges. Dialers are typically associated with adult Web sites.