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Ransomware
Ransomware is malicious software that encrypts the hard drive of the PC that it infects. The...
Real-time scanner
A real-time scanner is an anti-virus software application that operates as a background task,...
Redirect
A redirect is an action used by some viruses to point a command to a different location. Often...
Registry
A database used by Windoes for storing configuration information. Most 32-bit Windows...
Remote Administration Tool
A RAT stands for a remote administration tool that when it is installad on a computer allows a...
Rename
A rename is an action by which a user or program assigns a new name to a file. Viruses may rename...
Replication
Replication is the process by which a virus makes copies of itself in order to carry out...
Reset
To reset is to restart a computer without turning it off. This is also called a warm boot.
Resident extension
A resident extension is a memory-resident portion of a program that remains active after the...
Resident virus
A resident virus loads into memory and remains inactive until a trigger event. When the event...
Rogue program
A rogue program is a term the media uses to denote any program intended to damage programs or...
Rootkit
A rootkit is a collection of programs used by a hacker to evade detection while trying to gain...
ROTFL
Is computer slang for "Rolling on the floor laughing". 
Route
The term Route refers to a specific entry in a router that tells the router how to transmit the...
Router
A Router is a usually a device, but can be a piece of software running on a computer, that...
Routing
The term Routing refers to when data is transfered between two different networks using a router.
RTF file
RTF stands for Rich Text Format. It is an alternative format to the DOC file type supported by...

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