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.

antispyware

Antispyware software is designed to detect and remove spyware. While this type of software was common in the past, modern antivirus software can detect and remove spyware applications. Antispyware 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 Antispyware misleading applications .