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Accelerated Graphics Port
Brown slot located nearest to the processor on most motherboards. AGP ports are used exclusivly...
ActiveX
An ActiveX controls software modules based on the Microsoft® Component Object Model (COM)...
Adobe Illustrator
A piece of software created by Adobe that is designed for manipulating images that need to be...
Adobe Photoshop
A piece of software created by Adobe that is designed for manipulating, editing, and creating...
Advanced Research Projects Agency Network
The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network, or ARPANET, was developed in the 60's and 70's by...
Advanced Technology Attachment
A standard, also called IDE, designed to connect hard and removable disk drives.
Adware
A program designed to launch advertisements, often pop-up banners, on host machines and/or to...
Adware Networks
Ad networks are companies that pay software developers and web sites money for allowing their ads...
AFK
AFK is computer slang for "Away from Keyboard".  People generally use this to signify...
Algorithm
An algorithm is a sequence of steps needed to solve logical or mathematical problems. Certain...
Alias
A short, easy to remember name created for use in place of a longer, more complicated name;...
Anchor
Either the starting point or the destination of a hyperlink (or link) within a document. Example:...
Anonymous FTP
Archive sites where Internet users can log in and download files and programs without a special...
Anti-antivirus virus
Anti-virus software scans a computer's memory and disk drives for viruses. If it finds a virus,...
Anti-virus software
Anti-virus software scans a computer's memory and disk drives for viruses. If it finds a virus,...
Anti-virus virus
Anti-virus viruses specifically look for and remove other viruses.
API
Application Programming Interface
Applet
An applet is any miniature application transported over the Internet, especially as an...
Application
A program designed for a specific purpose, such as word processing or graphic design.
Application Programming Interface
A set of instructions by which an application program (a complete program that performs a...
Application Protection
Is an option that is found on most Software Firewalls or AntiVirus applications.  When...
Armored virus
An armored virus tries to prevent analysts from examining its code. The virus may use various...
ASAP
Is computer slang for the phrase "As Soon as Possible".
ASCII
ASCII stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. Usually, it refers to a...
Attack
An attack is an attempt to subvert or bypass a system's security. Attacks may be passive or...
Attributes
Attributes are characteristics assigned to all files and directories. Attributes include:...
Authentication
The process of identifying and verifying yourself to an application or computer.  This...
Avatar
An avatar is an image that is used to represent who you are on a site.  These avatars are...

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