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What type of memory is found on secondary storage devices?
RAM(Random Access Memory)
What is the term for the instructions that tell a computer what to do?
CPU is the Brains behind the computer
Why is binary code made up of a series of ones and zeros?
Binary code represents text or computer processor instructions using the binary numbers system's the two binary digits,
A person uses a scanner to send an image to a computer. What basic function is being preformed?
External device (hardware)is used to input data.
During the processing stage, what does the computer do?
Executes instructions so output or (the end result, the answer).
In which basic function does the computer save information?
The computer saves information on the hard drive it will ask you if you want to save or you can click save.
What type of device are speakers and headphones?
They are output devices.
what type of software maintains a computer?
System Software is computer software designed to operate and control the computer hardware and to provide a platform for running application software. (Operating System Utility)
what is it called when you take care of a computer?
How do you properly care for a CD?
Handle discs on the edge, use a pen non solvent based felt tip pen to write a label, keep discs free of dust, and keep in a cool place. So not use water to clean the CD. Use a soft cloth and rubbing alcohol to clean.
Why should anti-virus and anti-spyware software be updated often?
To protect your computers from viruses and spyware
What should be used to clean keyboard keys?
Unplug your keyboard from the CPU or take batteries out of keyboard if wireless, use soft bristled dusting brush or use a hand held vacuum to clean keys, Q tips and rubbing alcohol, or compressed air
What should be used to save a computer from damage by sudden increases in voltage
A surge protector plug
What program secretly monitors a user's computer activities?
Monitoring software, remote access Trojans (RATS) can monitor host machines
Gina uses an Internet service to store copies of her photos on "the cloud." What kind of maintenance is this?
Stores off site and saves memory on her computer
Scott receives an e-mail from someone he doesn't recognize. What should he do?
Delete and do not open the email
About how often should the components inside the computer case be checked and cleaned?
Clean every 4-6 months. Always turn off your computer.Do not use cleaning sprays.Use can air
Why is it a good idea to set up a schedule for maintenance task
So your computer can run fast and accurate
What location should be used to secure computer equipment?
A safe secure location where a person could not tamper with the equipment or take it. Computers should be monitored and in a cool room. Laptops must be monitored by the owner
How should a USB flash drive be handled?
Should be treated with care. Must place in computer and make sure to close saved document and click eject before you remove from the computer.
If your computer screen goes black, what is the trouble shooting process you should complete to get the screen to function again?
Check all plugs.
If your connectivity to the Internet stops working, what is the trouble shooting process you should complete to get it functioning again?
Check the plug at the wall and the computer.
What is the term for the principles that people use to guide all their decisions?
What is the combination of hardware and software that checks all information coming through a network server?
Spyware and viruses
Which part of an e-mail holds the data to send the message, including the To: box?
Address to the sender.
What is the host in thus e-mail address: Tompson@SHS.edu
What command would you use to add a file to an e-mail message
Attachment (The symbol is the paper clip.)
What is the name of the computer through which e-mail messages are sent and received?
has a commercial intent
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