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Computer Software
                 
 Antivirus Software
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Computer Software
 Browser
Category
 

A software program that retrieves, displays, and prints information and documents from the Internet.

 

Computer Software
 Client/Server
Category
 

A system in which one computer (the server) acts as a central storage area hub for data and software programs that can be accessed and manipulated by "clients" ((Personal computers or Workstations) that are tied together over a network.

 

Computer Software
 Cloud Computing
Category
 

The sharing of computer resources and applications which are accesses remotel through a web interface.

 

Computer Software
 Database
Category
 

A collection of information or data files, organized and presented to serve a specific purpose.

 

Computer Software
 Encryption
Category
 

The process of scrambling data using special computer codes called "keys." Encryption is designed to make a file unreadableby any person not possessing the kehy neededto decipher the data.

 

Computer Software
 Firewall
Category
 

A barrier or gateway that separates the Internet from a private network or local area network. It restricts certain internal data from passing to these external networks and screens incoming traffic.

 

Computer Software
 Middleware
Category
 

Software designed to promote interoperability between diverse software applications and infrastructure across a network.

 

Computer Software
 Softrware- as-a Service (SaaS)
Category
 

Computer software that can be accessed over a network without the physical installation on a users PC or Workstation. USERS pay a basic monthly or annual subscription fee for the service. See Cloud Computing.

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Computer Software
 Open Source
Category
 

A certification issued by the Open Source Initiative that indicates that the source code is freely availble to the public.

 

Computer Software
 Program
Category
 

A sequence of instructions that directs a computer to accomplish a specific task.

 

Computer Software
 Operating System
Category
 

Software that controls the inner workings of a computer and which contains routines that perform simple housekeeping functions such as input/output procedures, sort-merge, data conversion routines, or tests.

 

Computer Software
 Server Software
Category
 

A program that runs on a networked computer. Server software respondsto requests from client programs on other networked computers .

 

Computer Software
 Spam
Category
 

Unwanted and unsolicited e-mail, messages, or other media.

 

Computer Software
 Spyware
Category
 

Software designed to collect information about a computer user generally without the user's knowledge or consent.

 

Computer Software
 Trojan
Category
 

A program designed to appear harmless or useful but contains a program that can be harmful when executed.

 

Computer Software
 Virus
Category
 

A program that is designed to corrupt or destroy computer files and to disrupt the normal operation of a computer .Viruses can be transmitted through sharing of infected files or via e-mail, or downloadedfrom the Internet.

 

Computer Software
 Worm
Category
 

A program thaty is designed to self-repicate in mass quantities which thereby consumes network bandwidth, causing slowdowns, and other malfunctions on a computer or network.

 

Computer Software