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.

macro virus

A type of computer virus that is encoded as a macro embedded in a document, such as a word-processing or database document. Once a macro virus is inserted into a computer, it can embed itself in all future documents created with the application.