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.

spyware protection

Spyware protection is a term used to describe the concept of protection from spyware. This is typically achieved by using security software such as most modern antivirus or security suites. Spyware Protection is also the name of a particular type of misleading application designed to trick users into buying the software to remove (nonexistent) threats or errors reported by it. The Norton Power Eraser tool is available to help remove the Spyware Protection misleading applications .