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 potential

The infection potential rating replaces the legacy contagion potential rating. It measures the ability of a program to replicate. In order for a malicious code to have a moderate to high infection potential, the malicious code must effectively target commonly deployed and potentially infectable computers. Infection Potential is based on a scale of 0 to 5.