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.

Symantec Recovery Disk

A graphical, secondary boot environment (or operating system) that gives you the minimal functionality needed to access recovery points on your network and restore them. This environment is typically used when a drive cannot be restored from within Windows or when the computer has suffered a catastrophic failure and you need to restore the entire hard drive.

The product CD is used both to install the software and to boot a computer into the recovery environment, known as Symantec Recovery Disk. Be sure you store the CD in a safe place.