TECH TALK 2 - COMPUTER TERMINOLOGY

We want you to understand computer terms and what techs mean when they are talking with you. We want to give you as much information as possible and help you with your computer issues. Each photo represents a computer hardware/software device.
Power/Exit Symbols
The power button is a round or square button that powers an electronic device on and off. Nearly all electronic devices have power buttons or power switches.

Ports
Game Port, Parallel, Serial, VGA
Connector used with printers and communication cables primarily.
Having different amount of pins.

Networked PC's
A computer network is a group of computer systems and other computing hardware devices that are linked together.

Trash Bin/Recycle Bin
In computing, the trash is temporary storage for files that have been deleted in a file manager by the user, but not yet permanently erased from the file system.

Firewall
A  part of a computer system or network that is designed to block unauthorized access while permitting outward communication.

Wireless
A term used to describe telecommunications in which electromagnetic waves (rather than some form of wire) carry the signal over part or all of the communication path.

Malware Detected
Is an abbreviated term meaning “malicious software.” This is software that is specifically designed to gain access or damage a computer without the knowledge of the owner.

Computer Worm
A computer worm is a standalone malware computer program that replicates itself in order to spread to other computers.

Computer Virus
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s a type of malicious software program that, when executed, replicates by reproducing itself copying its own source code or infecting other computer programs by modifying them.

Harddrive
A high-capacity, self-contained storage device containing a read-write mechanism plus one or more hard disks, inside a sealed unit. Also called hard disk drive.

Wireless Router
A wireless router is a device that performs the functions of a router and also includes the functions of a wireless access point. It is used to provide access to the Internet or a private computer.

Network Switch
Is a small hardware device that centralizes the communications among multiple connected devices within one local area network (LAN).