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.

denial-of-service attack

Container files that are overly large or that contain large numbers of embedded, compressed files that are designed to overload your system and maliciously use resources and degrade performance. To reduce your exposure to denial-of-service attacks, you can impose limits to control how Symantec Scan Engine handles container files.