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.

compromises security settings

This payload may attempt to gain access to passwords or other system-level security settings. It may also search for openings in the Internet-processing components of the computer to install a program on that particular system, which an individual could remotely control over the Internet.