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 remover

A spyware remover is a type of program that is designed to remove spyware from a computer. This functionality is also built into all modern day antivirus software. Spyware Remover 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 Remover misleading applications .