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Adware advertising-supported software
Anti-spam Programs filters and prevents spam and junk email for home or office
Antivirus Program used to prevent, detect and remove malware
Bios Basic Input Output System
Cold boot Starting the computer by turning power on
Command-line Interface means of interaction between a human user and a computer program
Compressed Flies/Zipped the idea being that when the files were unzipped (decompressed)
Computer Virus program that can replicate itself and spread from one computer to another
Cross Platform an attribute conferred to computer software or computing methods
Defragmenting tool can also reduce the time it takes to load programs
Diagnostic Utility great way to quickly troubleshoot problems with your computer
Disk Defragmenter utility in Microsoft Windows designed to increase access speed by rearranging files stored
Disk Scanner freeware tiny utility to check the hard drive for read errors
DOS Disk Operating System
Driver computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device
Encryption is the process of transforming information
Fault Tolerant Computer (Define & Ex) systems are systems designed around the concepts ex- computer science
File Manager browser is a computer program that provides a user interface to work with file systems
Filters electronic circuits which perform signal processing functions
Folder directory, catalog,, or drawer, is a virtual container within a digital file system
Graphical User Interface (GUI) lists other pages on the Web where you can find additional information
Kennel the name given to any structure or shelter for dogs
Malware short for malicious software
Memory Resident program that remains in memory at all times
Network Administrator is a person who oversees and maintains a computer network
Nonresident not residing in a specified place
Operating System is a set of software that manages computer hardware resources and provides common services for computer programs
Password Security
Performance Monitor is a simple yet powerful visualization tool for viewing performance data
Phishing is a way of attempting to acquire information
Platform includes a hardware architecture and a software framework
Pop-up Blocker is a program that prevents pop-ups from displaying in a user's Web browser
Screen Saver/Ghosting for constant on-screen data and alarms monitoring and about other screensavers
Shortcut easier way to get to a page
Single User/Multitasking method where multiple tasks, also known as ... one user as it really would be if it were running only that user's program
Single User/Single Tasking computer cannot have seperate user accounts in the sense it cannot allow multiple users
Spyware is a type of malware
System Software computer software designed to operate and control the computer hardware and to provide a platform for running application software
Trojan Horse standalone malicious file or program that does not attempt to infect other files unlike a computer virus
User Interface the industrial design field of human–machine interaction
User Name allows you to access a website or account
Utility Program program that performs a specific task related to the management of computer functions
Virtual Memory management technique developed for multitasking kernels
Warm Boot The act or process of restarting a computer without turning off the power
Worm standalone malware computer program that replicates itself in order to spread to other computers
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