Computer Terms defined!
Term Definition
ISP Internet Service Provider
Wipe and reload Returning a computer to its factory settings, reinstalling programs and copying data back
Browser Program used to go on the internet i.e.: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Edge
Email Client Program used to download email to your computer. i.e.: Microsoft Outlook
OS Operating System i.e. Windows, Linux
Microsoft Office A group of programs by Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, PowerPoint and Access
Hard drive A hardware device where data is stored
Memory Also called RAM is temporary storage
Malware Software that is intended to damage or disable computer and computer systems.
Spyware Software that enables a user to obtain information about another’s computer activities.
Ransomware Software designed to block access to a computer’s data until a sum of money is paid.
Virus A piece of software capable of copying itself with a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data.
Network A set of computers connected together to share resources.
Server A computer on a network that manages resources
Online Being connected to resources on a network or internet
Remote access The ability to access a computer or a network from a distance.
TeamViewer A popular piece of software used for Internet based remote access support.
WIFI Wireless Internet
Modem A device that translate data from a phone or cable line to your computer
Router A device that shares the internet connection with more than one device.
Webmail Email that can be accessed from any computer with a browser and internet connection.