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.

Remote access

Programs that allow another computer to gain information or to attack or alter your computer, usually over the Internet. A virus scan may also detect a commercial remote access program to bring it to the user’s attention.

Programs that allow another computer to gain information or to attack or alter your computer, usually over the Internet. The remote access programs that are detected in virus scans may be recognizable commercial software, which are brought to the user’s attention during the scan. A firewall can block remote access attempts, as well.