Computer Awareness Daily Glossary:
Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of important Computer Awareness Glossary, Candidates those who are preparing for the upcoming Banking exams can use this.
Virus: A virus is a program that will seek to duplicate itself in memory and on disks, but in a subtle way that will not immediately be noticed. A computer on the same network as an infected computer or that uses an infected disk (even a floppy) or that downloads and runs an infected program can itself become infected.
Version: An initial release or a complete re-release of a software item or software element.
Version number: A unique identifier used to identify software items and the related software documentation which are subject to configuration control.
Very large scale integration: A classification of ICs [chips] based on their size as expressed by the number of circuits or logic gates they contain. A VLSI IC contains 100,000 to 1,000,000 transistors.
Virus: A program which secretly alters other programs to include a copy of itself, and executes when the host program is executed. The execution of a virus program compromises a computer system by performing unwanted or unintended functions which may be destructive.
Volume: (ANSI) A portion of data, together with its data carrier, that can be handled conveniently as a unit; e.g., a reel of magnetic tape, a disk pack, a floppy disk.
Web Page: A single screen (document) on a Web site.
Webcasting: “Webcasting” is a term that describes the ability to use the Web to deliver delayed versions of sound or video broadcasts.
World Wide Web or WWW: This is the part of the Internet that you access. The World Wide Web is so named because each page in the WWW has links to other pages, which have links to other pages, and so on, creating what could visually be seen as a web-like network of links.
Workstation: Any terminal or personal computer.
Worm: An independent program which can travel from computer to computer across network connections replicating itself in each computer. They do not change other programs, but compromise a computer system through their impact on system performance.
Zoom: The enlarging and reducing the image displayed on a computer process of proportionately monitor.
Zombie: A computer that has been hijacked by a cracker without the owner’s knowledge and used to perform malicious tasks on the internet.
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