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Antivirus Program
A computer program that detects viruses and repairs files.
Bomb
A destructive computer code or virus designed to activate at a specific time.
Commercial Software
Software whose copyright is owned by the author/software publisher.
Copyright
Protection giving the owner the exclusve right to reproduce or distribute copies of his or her own work
Encryption
Process of converting readable data into unreadable characters to prevent unauthorized access
Ethics
the moral guidlines that govern the use of computers and information systems
Freeware
Software that is given away free of charge but whose author still retains all rights
Hacker
A person who accesses your files without permission
Hoax
A program that scares users by thinking they have a virus
Password
a safeguard for access to a computer or computer program
Phage
a program that modifies other programs
Piracy
illegal copies of things
PDS
software that is not copyrighted and is free to copy and distribute
Shareware
copyrighted software distributed free of charge on a trial basis with payment by the honor system
Trojan horse
A virus that is disguised as a piece of software
Virus
A computer program designed to cause damage to computer files
Worm
A destructive computer program