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.

infection host

This applies only to malicious code classified as a virus. Viruses can further be classified by the types of host executables that they infect. A single virus may infect multiple types of host executables. There are four principal infection hosts: boot sector (infection host), email (infection host), File (infection host), and File system (infection host) hosts.