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.
Registry is the name of a Misleading Application (rogue software) designed to display false information, such as claiming your system is infected with malicious threats or other system errors. Misleading applications may also perform annoying actions or inconvenience the user in order to coerce them into purchasing software to remove the nonexistent threats or errors reported. The Norton Power Eraser tool is available to remove the Registry misleading application
. Registry may also refer to a database used by the Microsoft Windows Operating system known as the Windows Registry.
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