Computer Science Chapter 4 Key Terms

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Lisa Nguyen Section-06 Due Date: October 23, 2015 Computer Science Chapter 4 Key Terms Administrator Account- is a user account that lets you make changes that will affect other users Adware Remover - is a type of program that is designed to remove adware from a computer. It is also the name of a particular type of misleading application designed to trick users into buying the software to remove (nonexistent) threats or errors reported by it Anti-Spam Program - any software , hardware or process that is used to combat the proliferation of spam or to keep spam from entering a system Antivirus Program - a utility that searches a hard disk for viruses and removes any that are found Automatic Update - the update may take place with or without the user's knowledge Backup Utility - is a program that is designed to create a copy of data in a secondary location for safekeeping Booting - restarting a computer or its operating system software Buffer - a temporary storage area, usually in RAM Cold Boot - when the computer is started after having been switched off Command-Line Interface - is a user interface to a computer's operating system or an application in which the user responds to a visual prompt by typing in a command on a specified line, receives a response back from the system, and then enters another command, and so forth Defragmenting - (of software) reduce the fragmentation of (a file) by concatenating parts stored in separate locations on a disk Disc Burning Software - is the informal name for a CD recorder, a device that can record data to a compact disc Disk Cleanup - is a computer maintenance utility included in Microsoft Windows designed to free up disk space on a computer's hard drive Disk Defragmenter - is the process of consolidating fragmented data on a volume (such as a hard disk or a storage device) so it will work more efficiently
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Driver - a program that controls a device Embedded Operating System - is a specialized OS for use in the computers built into larger systems File Compression Utility - is a software program that is used to compress or decompress files File Manager - is a computer program that provides a user interface to manage files and folders Folder - is an object that can contain multiple documents
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