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.


Generic Host Process for Win32 Services, a generic host process for services that are run from dynamic link libraries (DLLs). It checks the services portion of the registry to create a list of services it needs to load. Multiple instances of Svchost.exe may be running at the same time.