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ActiveX Filtering
An Internet Explorer 9 feature that blocks ActiveX controls. These controls are created for interactivity on the Web and commonly used on sites that display animations or offer multimedia such as videos.
Small text files that Web sites save to a computer’s hard disk that contain information about the user and his or her browsing preferences.
Computer Management
A collection of Windows management tools, such as Disk Management for configuring hard disks and their partitions, and Event Viewer, which allows you to view computer event information such as program starting and stopping (including program crashes) and security problems.
cross-site scripting attack
An online attack that occurs when a user visits a compromised Web site that runs a script that installs a keylogger program on the user’s computer. The installation occurs without the user’s knowledge. After that, the keylogger records the user’s keystrokes, including when the user enters user names and passwords into other sites. The information is usually sent to a third party, who may access your accounts.
Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) Filter
In Internet Explorer 9, a feature that prevents a keylogger script from running.
domain highlighting
A feature of Internet Explorer 9 that displays the true Web address of any Web site a user visits by highlighting the domain in the Address bar.
InPrivate Browsing
A feature of Internet Explorer 9 that prevents personal information and browsing history from being stored by the browser. Using InPrivate Browsing, a new tab appears in which the user browses the Internet. When the user finishes and closes the browser window, the session ends and any cookies or temporary files that were used during the session are cleared from the user’s browsing history.
Internet Explorer 9
The latest Web browser from Microsoft. The browser is faster and less cluttered than previous versions, and it includes several privacy, security, and interface features that enhance the user browsing experience with a focus on usability and safety.
Microsoft Management Console (MMC)
A collection of administrative tools called snap-ins. An MMC snap-in is a utility provided by Microsoft or a third party that’s accessible through a common interface.
New Tab page
In Internet Explorer 9, the sites a user visits most often appear on this page, giving the user one-click access to frequently visited sites.
Notification bar
In Internet Explorer 9, a bar that displays at the bottom of the browser window and displays notifications, such as blocked pop-up windows and error messages.
offline files
Copies of network files on a local system. After a user synchronizes files between a computer and a network location, the files on the computer are referred to as offline files.
One Box
A feature of Internet Explorer 9 that combines search functionality into the Address bar.
pinned site
An Internet Explorer 9 Web site a user “attaches” to the Windows 7 taskbar. A pinned site is simply a quick way to open a Web site, much like opening a program that’s pinned to the Windows taskbar.
In Windows Media Player, lists of music composed of songs from different albums. The music may be located on different areas of the computer or attached devices.
Pop-up Blocker
An Internet Explorer feature that automatically prevents pop-up windows from appearing.
Remote Desktop Connection
A Windows feature that allows a computer to be set up for remote access over an Internet connection.
screen shot
A snapshot of whatever is displayed on the computer screen. Also referred to as a snip or screen grab.
SmartScreen filter
An Internet Explorer 9 feature that detects threats on Web sites, such as phishing attacks and malware downloads, and prevents them from running.
snap in
A utility provided by Microsoft or a third party that’s accessible through a common interface. A snap in commonly is an administrative tool.
Snipping Tool
A Windows 7 accessory program that allows users to take screen shots, annotate them, and save them.
Sync Center
A Windows 7 feature that allows a user to sync files between the user’s computer and a network location or with some mobile devices. Syncing allows a user to keep two or more versions of the same file, stored on a computer and on a network folder, identical to the other.
Tracking Protection
An Internet Explorer 9 feature that helps a user control which Web sites can track online browsing activity and receive that information. This is accomplished with a Tracking Protection list.
Windows Media Center
A multi-faceted program that provides a complete entertainment system on a computer. Windows Media Center enables users to play music, create playlists, watch videos, play recorded TV programs, display pictures and slide shows, in addition to watching, pausing, and recording HDTV, watching live TV and online programming, and listening to radio stations.
Windows Media Player
A program that allows you to play back music and video files and view photos.
Windows Mobility Center
A panel of controls that give laptop users access to several settings, from volume to screen brightness to power options to WiFi and Bluetooth settings; all in one place.
Windows Remote Assistance
A utility similar to Remote Desktop Connection but allows one person to connect to another user’s computer to provide “hands on” help.