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.

malicious code

Programs such as viruses, worms, logic bombs, and Trojan horses that are surreptitiously inserted into programs to destroy data, run destructive or intrusive programs, or otherwise compromise the security or integrity of the victim’s computer data.