Network/internet

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Modem

Connects the computer to a phone line

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Browser

Application program that allows you to view information on the web and move from location to location. (Internet Explorer, Firefox)

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ISP (Internet Service Provider)

A company that provides a connection to the internet for free

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DNS (Domain Service Provider)

Allows us to use names instead of IP addresses t locate ocress a network

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Common Domain Name Extensions

.com = company, .edu =education .org = organization .gov = government, .mil = military

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Homepage

The first page that opens every time a browser is opened

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Favorites

A place to store your favorite or often visited URLs

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Plugin

An add-on for a program that adds functionality

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Download

Opening or saving a file or program from the internet "down" to you computer

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Upload

Loading a file from your computer "up" to the internet

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Cookies

A small message sent from a website that keeps track or your preferences

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Virus

a kind of malicious software written intentionally to enter a computer without the user's permission or knowledge, with the ability to copy itself and continue to spread

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Malware

Malicious software

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Adware

automatically displays advertisements

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Spyware

Software that enables the user to gain information from your computer without your knowledge

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Time Bomb

Watches for a certain date or time to activate a virus

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Logic Bomb

Waits for a specific set of input to activate the virus

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File Virus

Attaches to an application program or operating system file

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Boot sector Virus

Infects system files your computer needs to start up

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Trojan Horse

A computer program that seems to perform one function while actually doing something else

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Worm

Virus that spreads from computer to computer, usually through a network

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Antivirus Software

Software that attempts to recognize and destroy viruses before they infect your computer