Security And Virus Management

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Security And Virus Management

Introduction to IT


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a worm?
    • A. 

      A piece of software that replicates itself.

    • B. 

      A piece of software that stays dormant on CD-ROMs

    • C. 

      A piece of software that destroys network cables.

    • D. 

      A piece of software that destroys floppy disks

  • 2. 
    Which of the following would be considered the best password?
    • A. 

      Something easy to remember, like your date of birth.

    • B. 

      Something easy to remember, like a word from the dictionary.

    • C. 

      Something easy to remember, consisting only of letters.

    • D. 

      Something easy to remember, consisting of letters and numbers. Something easy to remember, consisting of letters and numbers.

  • 3. 
    A Trojan horse program pretends to be a different type of program.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What is a macro virus?
    • A. 

      A virus that affects only executive files, such as program files.

    • B. 

      A program that scans your computer’s hard disk for viruses.

    • C. 

      A malicious program disguised as a different type of program.

    • D. 

      A virus that is hidden in a document file.

  • 5. 
    You have received a virus via an e-mail attachment, but you haven’t opened the attachment yet. The virus could be damaging your computer already.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What does your anti-virus software actual do when it quarantines a virus?
    • A. 

      It automatically shuts down your operating system.

    • B. 

      It de-fragments your hard drive.

    • C. 

      It removes the suspected virus and stores it in safe place.

    • D. 

      It removes the virus and sends it automatically to the anti-virus vendor.

  • 7. 
    How can you identify a virus on your computer?
    • A. 

      Your computer trips the main power supply

    • B. 

      Your programs take longer to start or run more slowly than usual.

    • C. 

      Your computer’s temperature increases

    • D. 

      Your computer refuses to switch on.

  • 8. 
    To maintain a efficient computer system you should:
    • A. 

      Pre-install your Operating System software regularly

    • B. 

      Scan your computer for viruses regularly

    • C. 

      Backup your files regularly

    • D. 

      Install an antivirus software and update it regularly

  • 9. 
    If you notice a sudden reduction in hard disk space, and you haven’t installed any new applications, this may indicate that your computer is infected with a virus.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Your program takes longer to start or run more slowly than usual. If you discover this behavior you should:
    • A. 

      Ignore it and reboot your system.

    • B. 

      Remove all floppy disks.

    • C. 

      Run a full virus scan and heal the problem

    • D. 

      Search your LAN for other e-mail users.