BIOS is a small set of programs and software routines on a chip that interacts between the computers hardware, the operating system, and software applications
BIOS is a setting within your computer that allows the computer to add or remove hardware correctly.
BIOS is a program stored in the Hard drive that sends data from the Hard Drive to the Motherboard.
BIOS is an expansion port that allows cards such as video, sound or networking cards to be installed and the drivers stored for future use.
Boot Up Test
IDE Data Flow Test
Power On Self Test
Computer Self Analysis Test
Puts the computer into Safe Mode
Produces the blue screen of death
Puts various error codes onto the computer screen and sends them to Microsoft.
Send a series of beeps to the computer speakers that helps identify the problem
Using a specific set of keyboard commands during the boot-up process within a PC
Holding down the Shift key when the computer is booting.
Using the my computer properties
Installing a special program and cable that will connect to the computers hard drive.
In the event a wire is broken the extra can be used as a backup
The single pin is used to perform various system checks
To allow data to flow both ways within the IDE cable
So that the cable can never be installed backwards
Worms spread from computer to computer and has the capability to travel without any human action
Worms are the same as a virus they just have a different name
A virus can travel from computer to computer without any assistance while a worm needs something to travel on
A program that makes the user think he/she has been infected and wants them to purchase or use a product to remove the problem
Program or code that attaches itself to another program or file enabling it to spread from one computer to another, leaving infections as it travels.
A program that is hidden within each computer and is activted by another program which could be within an e-mail or application.
To the user at first glance an item will appear to be useful software but will actually do damage once installed or run on your computer
Adware is the primary way that a Trojan Horse can infect a computer
Application software such as Word or Excel having error messages appear and then sending the messages to a help site which is actually a site full of viruses
Up To Date Anti Virus
Updated operating system
Changing registry settings on your PC