Ratsupport.com's Vocabulary Database

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Registry Windows Registry A hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options on Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains settings for low-level operating system components and for applications running on the platform that have opted to use the Registry. If you have to deal with the Windows Registry, be sure you do an Export before making any changes. You can save the exported registry to a flash drive or another computer so you can recover if you make an error. The registry is a dangerous place to be p
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.
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  
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
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol The basic communication language or protocol of the Internet. It can also be used as a
communications protocol in the private networks called intranets and in extranets.
 
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