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.

wildcard character

A symbol that enables multiple matching values to be returned based on a shared feature. Two wildcards are available: the question mark (?) and the asterisk (*). The question mark stands for any single character, and the asterisk stands for any character string of any length. For example, the file specification *.* returns all files, regardless of their file names; the file specification *.sc? would return all file names that have a three-character extension beginning with sc (such as compusrv.scr, compusrv.scx, and so on).