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.

drive lock

A request by the software for exclusive use of a selected drive before making any modifications to the file system of the hard drive. By locking down a drive, you prevent other software programs from changing the file system while the product is trying to change it. This ensures that any data on the drive is current and accurate at the time of restoration.