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.

hardware virtualization assist

A technology that is embedded into the CPU and interacts with the virtual machines that host the operating systems that cannot be virtualized. The technology makes the virtualized operating system think that it is the only one that runs on the hardware. In this way, Windows can run without any kernel modifications.