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.

suspect file search

A utility that allows customers to compare the MD5 or SHA1 hash value of a suspect file with Symantec's database of known bad files. A match confirms the your suspicions, however, a failure to find a match does not vindicate the suspicious file because you may have located a new payload.