Ratsupport.com's Vocabulary Database

Acronym Term Definition Comment Picture
Webmail Webmail Software run by an ISP or online service that provides access to send, receive, and review e-mail using only your Web browser. Users can simply enter the Webmail Web site URL in their browser's address or location field, and use their Webmail account by t I have Webmail on my server for Ratsupport.com but choose to use Mozilla Thunderbird Email Client to help manage my emails and contacts and schedule etc. Check out Email Client Software.
Web Server Web Server Web servers are computers that deliver (serves up) Web pages. Every Web server has an IP address and possibly a domain name. For example, if you enter the URL http://www.webopedia.com/index.html in your browser, this sends a request to the Web server whos  
WAN Wide Area Network A wide area network (WAN) is a geographically dispersed telecommunications network. The term distinguishes a broader telecommunication structure from a local area network (LAN). Your router/wireless router, cable modem connects to the WAN.
VGA Video Graphics Array (VGA) refers specifically to the display hardware first introduced with the IBM PS/2 line of computers in 1987, but through its widespread adoption has also come to mean either an Amplitude Modulated computer display standard, the 15-pin D-subminiature VG  
USB Device USB Device Spec The USB Device Working Group ("DWG") enables and promotes increased interoperability and reliability between USB products through documents that augment, enhance and extend USB specifications. There are many USB devices, Flash Memory, Wireless Mouse transmitter, Printer cable, Smart Phone connection
USB Universal Serial Bus Universal Serial Bus, is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the cables, connectors and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication, and power supply between computers and electronic devices.  
URL Uniform Resource Locator An Internet “address.” URL will be in the form of : https://www.ratsupport.com (secure socket layer), or http://www.ratsupport.com
Trojan Trojan Horse any malicious computer program which misrepresents itself as useful, routine, or interesting in order to persuade a victim to install it. The term is derived from the Ancient Greek story of the wooden horse.[ You want to make sure you remove these using your Malware Removal Software
Tracking Cookie Tracking Cookie A tracking cookie is a text file that a Web browser stores on a user's machine and that is used to track a user’s activity online. Tracking cookies are a specific type of cookie that can only track user activity through pages related to a site’s ads. Some experts refer to tracking cookies as third-party cookies, because the party benefiting from the information is not the party that created the specific site visited. Various browsers allow users to delete or otherwise handle tracking cookies.
Toolbar Toolbar The toolbar sits across the top or down the side of a particular window. It allows the user to
perform certain tasks such as opening a file or submitting a print. The toolbar can usually be
customized so that the user can add those tasks most regularly
Toolbars were a good idea that went bad. Companies found out if they could get you to download a toolbar they could also include their advertising. I strongly suggest you remove all toolbar's from your computer Browser.
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