Category Archives: Word of the week
A folder is a file container on a disk. Like a folder in a real-world filing cabinet, you can store related files in the same folder to help organise your information. For example your Documents folder might contain folders to … Continue reading
Disc is a storage medium using optical technology. The term includes CD-ROMs, digital video discs and laser discs.
The Cursor is the small pointer that moves about the screen in a direct relationship to the movements of your mouse and hand.
Crash is a serious computer problem that causes a program to stop or for the whole computer to stop working.
Boot means to start up a computer. For example, “boot-up you computer” or “reboot” as in to restart.
Backup is duplicate copy of a file. You should backup your data files regularly so you have a spare copy if the original is accidentally damaged or lost. More articles on backing-up can be found here.
The back slash the character or . On most computer keyboards the back slash key is located the bottom-left corner of the main section of the keyboard, although this is not always the case.
Malware is the merger of the words malicious and software. It is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owner’s informed consent. The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety … Continue reading
Botnet is a jargon term for a collection of software robots, or bots, that run autonomously and automatically. The term is often associated with malicious software but it can also refer to the network of computers using distributed computing software.