Computer Safety Trivia Quiz: Test

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Are you well familiar with computer safety? Computers are designed to reduce the amount of time it takes to do a given job and, at the same time, input, process, and store data securely. Sometimes the data might get corrupted or information land in the wrong hands, and there are some measures put in place to ensure this doesn’t happen. How secure are you when using the computer, and how do you protect your data. This quiz will test that out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Can anyone get a computer virus?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Anyone can get a computer virus because viruses can be spread through various means such as downloading infected files, visiting malicious websites, or opening infected email attachments. It does not matter if the person is using a personal computer or a corporate network, as long as they are connected to the internet or sharing files, they are susceptible to getting a computer virus. Therefore, it is essential for everyone to take necessary precautions such as installing antivirus software, keeping the operating system and software up to date, and being cautious while browsing the internet or opening email attachments.

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  • 2. 

    The best way to get rid of a pop-up screen is to click the 'yes' button.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Clicking the 'yes' button on a pop-up screen is not the best way to get rid of it because pop-up screens are often designed to trick users into clicking on them, which can lead to unintended consequences such as installing malware or subscribing to unwanted services. The best way to get rid of a pop-up screen is to close it using the 'X' button or by using the task manager to end the process.

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  • 3. 

    It's a good idea to have an anti-virus program installed on your computer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Having an anti-virus program installed on your computer is a good idea because it helps protect your computer from viruses, malware, and other malicious threats. These programs can detect and remove harmful software, prevent unauthorized access to your system, and provide real-time protection against emerging threats. Without an anti-virus program, your computer is more vulnerable to attacks and your personal data and files are at risk of being compromised. Therefore, it is advisable to have an anti-virus program installed to ensure the security and safety of your computer.

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  • 4. 

    How often should you run a virus scan on your computer?

    • A.

      Once a month

    • B.

      When the anti-virus program tells me to

    • C.

      When I feel like something is strange

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Running a virus scan on your computer is an essential part of maintaining its security. By doing it once a month, you can regularly check for any potential threats that may have slipped through your computer's defenses. Additionally, relying on the anti-virus program to notify you when a scan is needed ensures that you stay up to date with the latest security measures. Finally, if you notice any unusual behavior or suspect that your computer may be infected, running a virus scan immediately is recommended. Therefore, all the options mentioned are valid and should be followed to ensure the safety of your computer.

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  • 5. 

    Should you update your internet browser, computer, and anti-virus program regularly?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Regularly updating your internet browser, computer, and anti-virus program is essential for maintaining the security and functionality of your devices. Updates often include important security patches that protect against new threats and vulnerabilities. Additionally, updates can improve performance, fix bugs, and add new features to your software. By regularly updating these components, you can ensure that you have the latest protections and enhancements, reducing the risk of cyberattacks and ensuring optimal performance.

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  • 6. 

    I can't get a virus from a USB.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not true that one cannot get a virus from a USB. USB drives can indeed carry viruses or malware, and when plugged into a computer, these viruses can infect the system. This is why it is important to be cautious when using USB drives from unknown sources and to have a reliable antivirus software installed to scan any external devices before accessing their content.

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  • 7. 

    Any website listed in Google is safe.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Any website listed in Google is safe" is false. While Google does its best to filter out malicious websites, it is not foolproof. There are still websites listed in Google that can be unsafe due to various reasons such as phishing, malware, or scams. It is important for users to exercise caution and use additional security measures such as antivirus software and verifying the credibility of websites before accessing them.

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  • 8. 

    When someone you think you know emails you with an attachment, which of the following are safe to save/open?

    • A.

      Photo/video

    • B.

      Folder/application

    • C.

      Website

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    It is not safe to save/open any attachment from someone you think you know. This is because email attachments can contain viruses, malware, or other malicious software that can harm your computer or compromise your personal information. It is always recommended to verify the source and the content of the attachment before saving or opening it.

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  • 9. 

    It's a good idea to share your passwords with friends incase you forget.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sharing passwords with friends is not a good idea, even if it is done with the intention of helping in case of forgetting them. Sharing passwords can compromise the security and privacy of personal accounts, as it increases the risk of unauthorized access and potential misuse of sensitive information. It is always recommended to keep passwords confidential and use secure methods such as password managers or password recovery options to manage and retrieve forgotten passwords.

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  • 10. 

    Staying logged in to your email or other account is a great way of saving time for when you come back later.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Staying logged in to your email or other account may seem like a great way to save time, but it actually poses a security risk. If you stay logged in, anyone who has access to your device can easily access your account without needing to enter a password. This can lead to unauthorized access and potential privacy breaches. It is always recommended to log out of your accounts when you are done using them to ensure the safety and security of your personal information.

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  • 11. 

    Websites must have my permission to put online any personal information about me, like my phone number, address, or birthday.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is incorrect. Websites do not require explicit permission to put online personal information about an individual. Many websites have privacy policies that outline how they handle personal information, but it is ultimately the responsibility of the individual to be cautious about sharing personal details online.

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  • 12. 

    If I want to know something about a stranger that sends me a Facebook Instant Message, I can check their profile and trust that information.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Checking someone's profile on Facebook does not guarantee that the information provided is accurate or trustworthy. People can easily create fake profiles or provide false information on their profiles. Therefore, it is not advisable to solely rely on a stranger's Facebook profile to know something about them.

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  • 13. 

    Installing a virus checker on my machine will keep my PC/computer safe.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Installing a virus checker on a machine does not guarantee complete safety for the PC/computer. While a virus checker can help detect and remove certain types of malware, it cannot protect against all threats. New viruses and malware are constantly being developed, and it is possible for them to bypass the virus checker's detection. Additionally, a virus checker may not be able to detect certain types of malware, such as zero-day exploits. Therefore, while installing a virus checker is a good security measure, it is not sufficient on its own to keep a PC/computer completely safe.

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  • 14. 

    What do you do if someone is harassing you online?

    • A.

      Tell someone close to you

    • B.

      Tell law enforcement

    • C.

      Contact the website's owner

    • D.

      Tell them to leave you alone and print out the attempts to contact

    • E.

      All of the above, where appropriate

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above, where appropriate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above, where appropriate". When someone is harassing you online, it is important to take multiple steps to address the situation. Telling someone close to you can provide emotional support and guidance. Informing law enforcement is necessary if the harassment involves threats or illegal activities. Contacting the website's owner can help in reporting the incident and potentially getting the harasser's account suspended. Additionally, telling the harasser to leave you alone and printing out the attempts to contact can serve as evidence if legal action needs to be taken. Therefore, all of these actions should be taken depending on the severity and nature of the harassment.

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  • 15. 

    I have a digital picture of myself and someone I met online wants to see it. Is it ok to send it to that person?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    It is not safe to send a digital picture of oneself to someone met online. Sharing personal pictures with strangers can lead to potential privacy breaches and misuse of the image. It is important to prioritize online safety and protect personal information from falling into the wrong hands.

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  • 16. 

    A web cookie is all of these except:

    • A.

      Delicious snack

    • B.

      Something that can keep track of where you go on the Internet

    • C.

      Something that companies use to find out more about you

    • D.

      Something you can turn off it you do not want it

    Correct Answer
    A. Delicious snack
    Explanation
    A web cookie is not a delicious snack. It is a small piece of data that websites store on a user's computer. It is used to keep track of the user's activity on the internet and gather information about their preferences and behavior. While companies use cookies to collect data for targeted advertising and personalization, users have the option to disable or turn off cookies if they do not want them.

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  • 17. 

    When working at the computer for long periods of time you should glance away from the screen periodically to avoid eye strain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Glancing away from the computer screen periodically while working for long periods of time is important to prevent eye strain. Staring at a screen for extended periods can cause eye fatigue, dryness, and discomfort. By taking short breaks and looking at objects in the distance, the eyes can relax and refocus, reducing the strain on the eye muscles. This practice also helps to prevent other symptoms such as headaches and blurred vision that can occur due to prolonged screen time.

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  • 18. 

    Sitting up straight at your computer is bad for your back.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sitting up straight at your computer is not necessarily bad for your back. While maintaining good posture is important for overall spinal health, sitting up straight can actually help alleviate back pain and prevent strain. However, it is important to have an ergonomic setup with proper chair height, back support, and regular breaks to avoid prolonged sitting and potential back problems. So, the statement that sitting up straight is bad for your back is false.

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  • 19. 

    Always shut down your computer by pressing the power button on the computer case.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Shutting down a computer by pressing the power button on the computer case is not the recommended method. It is better to use the operating system's shut down option to ensure that all running processes are properly closed and any unsaved work is saved. Pressing the power button directly can lead to data loss or system instability.

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  • 20. 

    Can a virus be your friend?

    • A.

      Yes, a virus is nice

    • B.

      No, a virus is the scourge of the earth!

    Correct Answer
    B. No, a virus is the scourge of the earth!
    Explanation
    A virus cannot be considered a friend because it is harmful and destructive. Viruses are known to cause various diseases in humans, animals, and plants, leading to illness, suffering, and even death. They replicate rapidly and invade host cells to multiply, causing damage to the organism's tissues and immune system. Therefore, viruses are commonly regarded as the scourge of the earth due to their negative impact on life and health.

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