application which displays unwanted pop-up advertisements on your
computer while in use. Adware is often installed on your computer at the same
free software or shareware.
An application is any program designed to perform a
specific function directly for
the user. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook or Adobe Photoshop are examples of
| Browser|| A program or tool such as Internet
Explorer or Mozilla that enables you to browse|
or surf the World Wide Web and view internet sites.
| Bug|| A defect or fault in a computer
program that prevents it from working correctly. |
Bugs are caused by mistakes or errors made by the people who write the
| Cache|| A sort of fast memory used for
temporary storage of recently accessed web pages,|
which enables the browser to display them more quickly on the next visit.
| Cookies|| A
cookie is a small piece of information on the times and dates you have
web sites. A web server can temporarily store this information within your browser.
The main purpose of cookies is to identify users and possibly prepare customized
| Crash|| A crash, in computing, is what
happens when a program, or the entire operation|
system, unexpectedly stops working.
| Cursor|| A blinking symbol on the screen that
shows where any new text will next be entered.|
| Driver || A special program which enables a
computer to work with a particular piece of|
hardware such as a printer.
| E-business|| Business done over the internet or
any internet-based network.|
| E-mail|| Electronic mail : messages sent
from one computer to another over the Internet.|
| FAQ|| Frequently asked questions|
| Firewall|| Specialized
hardware or software designed to prevent unrestricted or unauthorized|
access into or out of a computer or network.
| Font|| A particular kind of lettering (for
example : Arial, Bookman, Times New Roman).|
The physical equipment or touchable parts of a computer system, the CPU
(central processing unit), the monitor, the keyboard, the mouse, the external
speakers, the scanner,
the printer, etc,
| Hit|| A visit to a website.|
| Home page|| The main page or opening page that
appears when you visit a web site. It usually|
contains links to the other pages.
| Login|| Process by which a user enters a name
and password to access a computer.|
| Modem|| A device that enables a computer to
send and receive information over a telephone|
line. You need a modem to connect to the Internet, to send email and to fax.
| Netiquette|| Network etiquette : a set of informal
rules defining proper behaviour on the Internet |
| Portal|| A website that acts as a gateway or
entry point to the internet (for example, Yahoo).|
Typically, a portal offers a search engine and
links to other sites grouped into
categories, as well as news or other services.
| Program|| A
sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute in
to do a particular job. Programs are collectively referred to as "software".
Company that provides access to the Internet.|
| Scanner|| A piece of hardware, or peripheral
device, used to scan a document and create a|
| Spam|| Unwanted, irrelevant or inappropriate
e-mail messages, especially commercial|
advertising. Also referred to as "junk e-mail".
| Spyware|| Software that collects information,
without your knowledge, about your web-surfing|
habits and uses it for marketing purposes. Very often contained in free downloads
or shareware programs.
| Trojan|| A
Trojan is a computer program that is hidden in a useful software
to gain access to your computer. It then performs malicious actions
as displaying messages or erasing files. Trojans may be found in a hacked
legitimate program or
in free software .
Interactive, audiovisual meeting between two or more people in different
locations using two-way video technology.
| Virus|| A virus is a malicious
self-replicating program that spreads by inserting copies of|
itself into other executable code or documents,and whose sole intent is to cause
problems on a
It acts in a way similar to a biological virus, and the infected file is
called a host.
| WYSIWYG|| What you see
is what you get. (pronounced 'wizzy-wig').|
A WYSIWYG application enables
you to see on the screen exactly what will appear
when the document is printed.
| WWW|| World Wide Web:
A hypertext information system consisting of a network of web|
which runs on the Internet and can be accessed with a browser.
| Worm|| A
computer worm is a self-replicating computer program, similar to a
It infects additional computers (typically by making use of network
often clogging networks and information systems as it spreads.
| Zip|| To
zip a file is to compress it so that it occupies less space in storage|
and can be transferred quickly over the Internet