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COMPUTERS I

Computers I - Terms #5

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Programs used to perform specific tasks (example: Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.). SOFTWARE
An expansion card that enhances the sound-generating capabilities of a computer. SOUND CARD
Stands for "sending particularly annoying messages" or unwanted e-mail. SPAM
A program placed on a computer without the user's knowledge that secretly collects information about the user. SPYWARE
A button on the Windows taskbar that displays the Windows main menu. START BUTTON
One trillion bytes or characters of information. TERABYTE
A web site address or location like www.hoxie.org. URL
A port that can connect up to 127 different peripheral devices to the system with a single connector type. USB PORT
The TV-like output screen. VIDEO DISPLAY TERMINAL
A potentially damaging computer program that affects the way a computer works without the user's knowledge or permission. It copies itself into other programs and spreads through numerous computers. VIRUS
A program that allows you to view Web pages and search for information on the internet (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Bing, Google). WEB BROWSER
Short for wireless fidelity. A type of broadband Internet connection that users radio signals to provide high-speed Internet connections to compatible or properly equipped wireless computers and devices. WI-FI
A blinking vertical line that appears on your screen. It indicates where text will appear when you type in a document. TEXT CURSOR
Created by: Sueanne Hill