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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 ownedby the aurthor/software publisher
copyright
protection giving the owner the exclusive right to reproduce or distribute copies of his or her own work
encryption
process of converting readable data into unreadable character to prevent unauthorized access
antivirus program
a computer program that detects viruses and repairs files
ethics
the moral guidelines that govern the use of computers and information systems
bomb
a destructive computer code or virus designed to activate at a specific time
freeware
software that is given away free of charge, but whose author still retains all rights
commercial software
software whose copyright is ownedby the aurthor/software publisher
hacker
a person who secertly gains access to computers and files without permission
copyright
protection giving the owner the exclusive right to reproduce or distribute copies of his or her own work
hoax
a program inteneded to scare users into thinking they have a virus
encryption
process of converting readable data into unreadable character to prevent unauthorized access
password
a safeguard for access to a computer or computer program
ethics
the moral guidelines 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 secertly gains access to computers and files without permission
hoax
a program inteneded to scare users into thinking they have a virus
password
a safeguard for access to a computer or computer program
phage
a program that modifies other programs, operating system,and databases
piracy
the illegal copying and distribution of software
public domain software
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 useful piece of software
virus
a computer program designed to cause damage to computer files
worm
a destructive computer program that bores its way through a computer's files or through a computer's network