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.

environment variable

A string that is defined in relation to the current environment, such as a drive, path, or file name, associated with a symbolic name that can be used by Windows. Using an environment variable instead of a fixed value lets you create rules or specify programs allowing for variations of some information. To list environment variables on Windows, type “set” at the command line.