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.

removing spyware

The act of removing spyware from a computer is usually achieved with software tools such as antivirus or removal tools. Remove Spyware is also the name of a particular type of misleading application designed to trick users into buying the software to remove (nonexistent) threats or errors reported by it. The Norton Power Eraser tool is available to help remove the Remove Spyware misleading applications .