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Virus
a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer
Corrupted File
Is damaged and either won't open, doesn't work properly, or interferes with other software.
Head Crash
(computer science) a crash of a read/write head in a hard disk drive (usually caused by contact of the head with the surface of the magnetic disk)
Worms
are a type of virus that copy themselves over and over again until they fill all of the storage space on a drive or network.
Antivirus Software
Software that identifies the presence of a virus and is capable of removing or quarantining the virus.
Virus Signature
A portion of the virus code that is unique to a particular computer virus and makes it identifiable by antivirus software.
Autosave
feature that automatically saves open documents at specified time periods.
Backup
the act of providing approval and support
Backup Software
copies data found on the hard disk to a backup device
Restore
give or bring back
System Image
This is a copy of all the files and folders on the system disk (and other specified hard disks) on a computer. You can use a System Image backup to restore the computer to exactly what its configuration was when the System Image backup was created.
System Repair Disk
Also known as system recovery disk, this is a CD or DVD that you can use to boot your computer into the Windows recovery Environment after a serious error has occurred that shuts normal Windows operation down.
Power Spike
spikes are fast, short duration electrical transients in voltage (voltage spikes), current (current spike), or transferred energy (energy spikes) in an electrical circuity
Surge Protector
electrical device inserted in a power line to protect equipment from sudden fluctuations in current
UPS
Uninterruptible Power Supply that contains a battery so the user can save data in the event of loss of power
Registry
A database that Windows uses to store hardware and software configuration information, user preferences, and setup information.

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