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.


A set of keystrokes and instructions that are recorded, saved, and assigned to a short key code. When the key code is typed, the recorded keystrokes and instructions execute (or play back). Macros can simplify day-to-day operations that otherwise become tedious. For example, a single macro keystroke can set up a connection using pcAnywhere.