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Computer Virus Note'


What is a computer virus? A tiny program that can find its way onto a computer and cause trouble
How does a computer virus spread? •Email attachments •making copies of itself •file or CD share
What are some symptoms of having a computer? •a program acting slow •total system failure
What is a worm? A worm looks for security holes in computer networks
What is a network? A group of computers that are connected
What is a Trojan Horse? •it can't copy itself •destructive piece of software disguised as something good
Where do computer viruses and worms come from? •people with too much time on their hands
How can you protect your computer against viruses? •by never opening a email attachments from someone you don't know •don't download something you are not sure of •keep updated virus protection software on your machine
What is software? programs that tell a computer what to do
What are different types of software? •Microsoft office •Micro Type •Micro Pace Pro
What is copyrighted software? software that is legally protected against copying of being used without charge
What are ex of copyrighted software? •MicroType •Microsoft Office •MicroPace Pro
What is public domain software? Non-copyrighted software that anyone may copy or use without charge
What is shareware? copyrighted software that may be tried without expense but requires payment if you decide to use it
What are ex of shareware? •Banner Maker Pro •TuneUp Utilities 2009
What is freeware? software on the web that is freely available (but retains a copyright)
What are ex of freeware? •Mozilla Firefox •Adobe Flash Player •Quick time player
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