Ratsupport.com's Vocabulary Database

Acronym Term Definition Comment Picture
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.
Gateway Gateway A network point that acts as an entrance to another network. In a company network, a proxy
server acts as a gateway between the internal network and the Internet. A gateway may also
be any device that passes packets from one network to another in their
Your Router/Wireless Router is the gateway to your LAN (Local Area Network)
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
Software Software The programs that are run on a computer. You can not touch the Software. That is the difference between computer hardware and software.
FTP File Transmission Protocol A standard for moving files from one computer to another. Predominantly used on the Internet. Used for getting your webpage code to the hosting server.
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
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.
Database Database A collection of data organised and designed for easy access. A collection of customer names and addresses may form the content of a database. This application is a Database. There are a number of types, Flat File, Relational etc.. Very handy and some people use a spread sheet to keep track of data , and should be using a Database. This database is a Mysql Database run on the Server.
Rootkit Rootkit A stealthy type of software, typically malicious, designed to hide the existence of certain processes or programs from normal methods of detection and enable continued privileged access to a computer. These can be very hard to remove. Suggest you get help.
Captcha Cap[tcha a program or system intended to distinguish human from machine input, typically as a way of thwarting spam and automated extraction of data from websites. There are various versions of captcha, Some are very easy to read and enter the required letters or words into a field, Some are not that easy.

reCaptacha in the ratsupport site uses images to select from like a food group etc.
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