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.

AutoRun

AutoRun is the ability of an operating system to automatically take action upon the insertion of media such as a CD-ROM. This feature can be bypassed by holding down the Shift key as the media is inserted.

The ability of an operating system to perform a default action upon the insertion of removable media such as a CD or DVD. This feature can be bypassed by holding down the Shift key as the media is inserted.

AutoRun is the ability of the operating system to automatically take the default action upon the insertion of removable media. This feature can be bypassed by holding down the shift key as the media is inserted.