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The European Computer Driving Licence is a computer literacy certification programme that defines the skills necessary to use a computer and common computer applications. How much do you know about its processes? Let’s find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What information is needed to securely log on to a computer?

    • A.

      License key

    • B.

      IP-number and a URL

    • C.

      Username and password

    • D.

      Credit card number

    Correct Answer
    C. Username and password
    Explanation
    To securely log on to a computer, the user needs to provide a username and password. This combination of credentials ensures that only authorized individuals can access the computer system. The username identifies the user, while the password serves as a secret code that verifies the user's identity. By requiring both pieces of information, the computer system can authenticate the user and grant them appropriate access privileges. This helps to protect sensitive data and maintain the security of the computer system.

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  • 2. 

    Where should you click to restart the computer?

    • A.

      Start button

    • B.

      Office button

    • C.

      Internet Explorer

    • D.

      Taskbar

    Correct Answer
    A. Start button
    Explanation
    To restart the computer, you should click on the Start button. This is because the Start button is typically located at the bottom left corner of the screen in Windows operating systems and provides access to various options, including the option to restart the computer. Clicking on the Start button opens a menu where you can select the restart option to initiate the computer's restart process.

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  • 3. 

    Which key combination should you use to access the task manager?

    • A.

      Ctrl + Shift + Delete

    • B.

      Ctrl + Alt + Delete

    • C.

      Ctrl + Alt + Tab

    • D.

      Ctrl + Shift + Tab

    Correct Answer
    B. Ctrl + Alt + Delete
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ctrl + Alt + Delete. This key combination is commonly used to access the task manager in Windows operating systems. It brings up a menu that allows users to lock their computer, switch users, log off, change their password, and access the task manager. The task manager is a useful tool for managing and monitoring running processes, applications, and system performance.

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  • 4. 

    Where should you click to get assistance on how to rename files?

    • A.

      Help

    • B.

      Help and support

    • C.

      Control panel

    • D.

      Support

    Correct Answer
    B. Help and support
    Explanation
    To get assistance on how to rename files, you should click on "Help and support". This option typically provides access to a comprehensive set of resources, including tutorials, FAQs, and troubleshooting guides, that can help you understand and navigate the file renaming process. The "Help and support" option is specifically designed to provide users with the necessary guidance and assistance they need to perform various tasks, such as renaming files, effectively.

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  • 5. 

    Where should you click to access the menu allowing you to adjust the computer's settings?

    • A.

      Troubleshooting

    • B.

      Default programs

    • C.

      Control panel

    • D.

      System

    Correct Answer
    C. Control panel
    Explanation
    To access the menu allowing you to adjust the computer's settings, you should click on the "Control panel" option. The control panel is a centralized location in the computer's operating system where you can make changes to various settings, such as display, sound, network, security, and more. It provides a user-friendly interface that allows you to customize and configure your computer according to your preferences and needs. By clicking on the control panel option, you can easily access and modify the settings of your computer.

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  • 6. 

    Where should you click to view the Operating Systems name?

    • A.

      System

    • B.

      Devices and Printers

    • C.

      Windows Update

    • D.

      Personalization

    Correct Answer
    A. System
    Explanation
    To view the Operating Systems name, you should click on "System". This option usually provides information about the computer's hardware and software, including the name and version of the operating system installed. It is a common location to find such details on most operating systems.

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  • 7. 

    Where should you click to change the desktop background?

    • A.

      Programs and features

    • B.

      Personalization

    • C.

      Windows Cardspace

    • D.

      User accounts

    Correct Answer
    B. Personalization
    Explanation
    To change the desktop background, you should click on "Personalization." This option allows you to customize various aspects of your desktop, including the background image. By selecting "Personalization," you can choose from a variety of pre-installed wallpapers or use your own image as the background. This feature is commonly found in operating systems like Windows, allowing users to personalize their desktops according to their preferences.

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  • 8. 

    Where should you click to change the screen resolution?

    • A.

      Backup and restore

    • B.

      Device manager

    • C.

      Color management

    • D.

      Getting started

    Correct Answer
    C. Color management
    Explanation
    To change the screen resolution, you should click on "Color management". This option allows you to adjust various display settings, including the screen resolution. By accessing the color management settings, you can modify the resolution to fit your preferences or requirements.

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  • 9. 

    Where should you click to add a new keyboard language?

    • A.

      Taskbar and Start menu

    • B.

      Region and language

    • C.

      Language

    • D.

      User accounts

    Correct Answer
    B. Region and language
    Explanation
    To add a new keyboard language, you should click on "Region and language". This option allows you to customize the language settings on your computer, including adding or removing keyboard languages. By accessing the "Region and language" settings, you can easily add a new keyboard language to your system.

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  • 10. 

    Where should you click to install or uninstall a software application?

    • A.

      Programs

    • B.

      Software

    • C.

      User accounts

    • D.

      Programs and features

    Correct Answer
    D. Programs and features
    Explanation
    To install or uninstall a software application, you should click on "Programs and features." This option is typically found in the Control Panel or Settings menu of your computer. Programs and features allow you to manage the software installed on your system by providing options to install, uninstall, or modify applications.

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  • 11. 

    Which key combination can be used to only print screen an active window?

    • A.

      Print Screen

    • B.

      Shift + Print Screen

    • C.

      Alt + Print Screen

    • D.

      Alt + Insert

    Correct Answer
    C. Alt + Print Screen
    Explanation
    The key combination Alt + Print Screen can be used to only print screen an active window. This combination captures a screenshot of the currently active window and copies it to the clipboard, allowing it to be pasted into another application or document. Unlike the regular Print Screen key, which captures the entire screen, Alt + Print Screen is useful when you only want to capture and save the contents of a specific window.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following is an application?

    • A.

      Folder

    • B.

      Music - shortcut

    • C.

      Recycle bin

    • D.

      Internet Explorer

    Correct Answer
    D. Internet Explorer
    Explanation
    Internet Explorer is an application because it is a web browser that allows users to access and navigate the internet. It provides a graphical interface for users to search for websites, view webpages, and interact with online content. Unlike the other options listed, which are either system folders or shortcuts, Internet Explorer is specifically designed to perform a specific function or task, making it an application.

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  • 13. 

    What is a desktop shortcut?

    • A.

      A small file that points to a program, folder, document, or Internet location.

    • B.

      A large file that points to a program, folder, document, or Internet location.

    Correct Answer
    A. A small file that points to a program, folder, document, or Internet location.
    Explanation
    A desktop shortcut is a small file that serves as a convenient way to access a program, folder, document, or Internet location. It allows users to quickly open their desired files or websites without having to navigate through multiple folders or search for them. By simply clicking on the desktop shortcut, the associated program or file is launched or opened, providing easy and efficient access to frequently used items.

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  • 14. 

    What extension would an Excel 2010 file have?

    • A.

      .xls

    • B.

      .xlsx

    • C.

      .xl

    • D.

      .l

    Correct Answer
    B. .xlsx
    Explanation
    An Excel 2010 file would have the extension ".xlsx". This is because Excel 2010 introduced the new file format called Office Open XML, which uses the .xlsx extension for its files. The previous file format used in earlier versions of Excel was .xls, but with the release of Excel 2007 and onwards, the default file format was changed to .xlsx to take advantage of the improved features and compatibility. Therefore, if you are using Excel 2010, the correct extension for your files would be .xlsx.

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  • 15. 

    Where is the status bar located in an active window?

    • A.

      Very bottom

    • B.

      Very top

    • C.

      Left hand side

    • D.

      Right hand side

    Correct Answer
    B. Very top
    Explanation
    The status bar is located at the very top of an active window. It is a horizontal bar that displays information about the current status or progress of the application or document being used. It typically includes details such as the current page number, word count, zoom level, and other relevant information. Placing the status bar at the very top allows for easy visibility and access to this information while working within the active window.

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  • 16. 

    Where is the scroll located in an active window?

    • A.

      Very top

    • B.

      Left hand side

    • C.

      Right hand side

    • D.

      Bottom

    Correct Answer
    B. Left hand side
    Explanation
    The scroll is located on the left-hand side of an active window. This is a common placement for scrollbars in certain applications and operating systems, particularly those that use a left-to-right reading direction. Placing the scroll on the left allows for easy access and navigation while reading or scrolling through content.

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  • 17. 

    What extension would a Word 2010 file have?

    • A.

      .doc

    • B.

      .rtf

    • C.

      .txt

    • D.

      .docx

    Correct Answer
    D. .docx
    Explanation
    A Word 2010 file would have the .docx extension. This is because Microsoft introduced the .docx format with the release of Word 2007 and continued to use it in Word 2010. The .docx extension signifies that the file is in the XML-based format, which offers improved file size, compatibility, and features compared to the older .doc format.

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  • 18. 

    How do you resize an active window?

    • A.

      Double click

    • B.

      Click and drag from the middle of the window

    • C.

      Click and drag from the corners

    • D.

      Single click

    Correct Answer
    C. Click and drag from the corners
    Explanation
    To resize an active window, you can click and drag from the corners. This action allows you to adjust the size of the window by expanding or shrinking it in both the vertical and horizontal dimensions. By clicking and dragging from the corners, you have more control over the resizing process and can easily customize the window to fit your desired dimensions.

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  • 19. 

    What key combination is used for switching between open Windows?

    • A.

      Shift + F5

    • B.

      AltGr + Shift

    • C.

      Ctrl + Enter

    • D.

      Alt + Tab

    Correct Answer
    D. Alt + Tab
    Explanation
    Alt + Tab is the correct answer because it is a commonly used key combination for switching between open windows on a computer. When pressed together, the Alt key and the Tab key allow the user to cycle through the open windows and select the desired one. This is a convenient way to quickly switch between different applications or documents without having to use the mouse or minimize/maximize windows.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following could be used to store files permanently?

    • A.

      Network adaptor

    • B.

      Network drive

    • C.

      Scanner

    • D.

      RAM - memory

    Correct Answer
    B. Network drive
    Explanation
    A network drive could be used to store files permanently because it is a storage device that is connected to a network and accessible by multiple computers. It allows users to save and retrieve files over a network, providing a centralized location for data storage. Unlike temporary storage options like RAM, a network drive retains files even when the computer is turned off or restarted, making it a suitable choice for permanent file storage.

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  • 21. 

    What is the purpose of regularly backing up data to a removable storage device for off-site storage?

    • A.

      The backup files are then less liable to be corrupted if they are stored off-site.

    • B.

      The backup files will be automatically deleted if the hard drive gets full.

    • C.

      The backup files will be safe in the event of an on-site fire

    • D.

      The backup files can't be infected by a computer virus

    Correct Answer
    A. The backup files are then less liable to be corrupted if they are stored off-site.
    Explanation
    Regularly backing up data to a removable storage device for off-site storage reduces the risk of data corruption. Storing backup files off-site protects them from potential damage or loss that could occur on-site, such as from a fire or other disasters. By keeping the backup files separate from the main system, they are less likely to be affected by any issues that may arise with the primary storage. This ensures the integrity and availability of the backup files, providing a reliable and secure option for data recovery if needed.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following is a benefit of online file storage?

    • A.

      The files can be accessed and shared securely from any Internet connected computer

    • B.

      The files are virus checked so there is no need for an anti-virus application

    • C.

      The files are always stored for free

    • D.

      The files are automatically backed up

    Correct Answer
    A. The files can be accessed and shared securely from any Internet connected computer
    Explanation
    Online file storage provides the benefit of being able to access and share files securely from any computer connected to the internet. This means that users can easily retrieve and collaborate on their files without the need for physical storage devices or being limited to a specific location. Additionally, the files can be shared with others securely, ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to the files.

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  • 23. 

    Where should you click to view a files properties when in an active window?

    • A.

      Organize

    • B.

      Open

    • C.

      Run

    • D.

      Burn

    Correct Answer
    A. Organize
    Explanation
    To view a file's properties when in an active window, you should click on the "Organize" option. This option typically appears in the menu bar at the top of the window. By clicking on "Organize," a drop-down menu will appear, and one of the options in that menu is usually "Properties." Clicking on "Properties" will open a window that displays detailed information about the file, such as its size, location, creation date, and file type.

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  • 24. 

    Which folder should you click to access the Windows.docx file: C/SS ICT/Windows.docx

    • A.

      C

    • B.

      ICT

    • C.

      SS ICT

    • D.

      Windows

    Correct Answer
    C. SS ICT
    Explanation
    To access the "Windows.docx" file, you should click on the "SS ICT" folder.

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  • 25. 

    How can you identify an Access file by its icon?

    • A.

      The icon is green with an X

    • B.

      The icon is blue with a W

    • C.

      The icon is orange with a P

    • D.

      The icon displays a key

    Correct Answer
    D. The icon displays a key
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the icon displays a key. This means that an Access file can be identified by looking for an icon that shows a key.

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  • 26. 

    Where is the start menu should you click to access Wordpad?

    • A.

      Startup

    • B.

      Accessories

    • C.

      Microsoft Office

    • D.

      Maintenance

    Correct Answer
    B. Accessories
    Explanation
    To access Wordpad, you should click on the "Accessories" option in the start menu. Wordpad is a basic word processing program that is included in the Accessories folder of the start menu in Windows operating systems. This folder contains various utility programs and tools that are commonly used by users. Therefore, selecting the "Accessories" option will provide access to Wordpad and other similar programs.

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  • 27. 

    Within the properties menu of a file how do you make the file read-only?

    • A.

      Click on the hidden tick box

    • B.

      Click on the read-only tick box

    • C.

      Click on the advanced settings

    • D.

      Click on security

    Correct Answer
    B. Click on the read-only tick box
    Explanation
    To make a file read-only within the properties menu, you need to click on the read-only tick box. This option allows you to restrict any modifications to the file, ensuring that it cannot be edited or deleted accidentally. By selecting this option, you can protect the file's content and maintain its integrity.

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  • 28. 

    How do you sort the contents of a folder by date?

    • A.

      Click on type

    • B.

      Click on size

    • C.

      Click on name

    • D.

      Click on date modified

    Correct Answer
    A. Click on type
    Explanation
    To sort the contents of a folder by date, you need to click on "date modified". This option will arrange the files and folders in the folder based on their last modified date, with the most recent ones appearing at the top.

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  • 29. 

    In the right-click menu where should you click to rename a file or folder?

    • A.

      Name

    • B.

      Rename

    • C.

      Properties

    • D.

      Change name

    Correct Answer
    B. Rename
    Explanation
    To rename a file or folder in the right-click menu, you should click on the "Rename" option. This option allows you to change the name of the selected file or folder without having to open it or go through any additional steps. It is a convenient feature that helps you quickly and easily modify the name of the file or folder to better suit your needs.

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  • 30. 

    Which key should be used in combination with the mouse to select all files within a folder?

    • A.

      Enter

    • B.

      Alt

    • C.

      Shift

    • D.

      End

    Correct Answer
    C. Shift
    Explanation
    Pressing the Shift key in combination with the mouse allows the user to select multiple files within a folder. When the Shift key is held down and the user clicks on a file, all files between the previously selected file and the clicked file will also be selected. This is a convenient way to quickly select a range of files without having to individually click on each one.

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  • 31. 

    Which key combination can be used to paste an already copied file into a new folder?

    • A.

      Ctrl + P

    • B.

      Ctrl + C

    • C.

      Ctrl + T

    • D.

      Ctrl + V

    Correct Answer
    D. Ctrl + V
    Explanation
    Ctrl + V is the correct key combination to paste an already copied file into a new folder. This combination is commonly used in various operating systems and applications to paste content that has been previously copied or cut. By pressing Ctrl + V, the copied file is inserted into the selected location, allowing the user to easily transfer or duplicate files between folders.

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  • 32. 

    Which key combination can be used to cut a file?

    • A.

      Ctrl + X

    • B.

      Ctrl + U

    • C.

      Ctrl + U

    • D.

      Ctrl + R

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctrl + X
    Explanation
    Ctrl + X is the correct key combination to cut a file. This combination is commonly used in file management systems to remove the selected file or text and place it in the clipboard. The cut command is often used before pasting the file or text in a different location.

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  • 33. 

    Where in the right-click menu of a file should you click to return the file to its original destination once it has been moved to the recycle bin?

    • A.

      Properties

    • B.

      Move

    • C.

      Restore

    • D.

      Delete

    Correct Answer
    C. Restore
    Explanation
    In order to return a file to its original destination after it has been moved to the recycle bin, you should click on the "Restore" option in the right-click menu. This option will allow you to restore the file to its original location before it was moved to the recycle bin.

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  • 34. 

    Where in the right-click menu should you click to return the file to permanently delete files within the recycle bin?

    • A.

      Remove

    • B.

      Properties

    • C.

      Empty recycle bin

    • D.

      Delete all

    Correct Answer
    C. Empty recycle bin
    Explanation
    To permanently delete files within the recycle bin, you should click on "Empty recycle bin" in the right-click menu. This option will permanently remove all the files that are currently in the recycle bin, freeing up disk space by deleting them permanently from the system.

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  • 35. 

    Which symbol should you use to search for all items with the same extension type (wildcard searching)?

    • A.

      (

    • B.

      )

    • C.

      ^_^

    • D.

      *

    Correct Answer
    D. *
    Explanation
    The symbol "*" is used for wildcard searching. In this context, it can be used to search for all items with the same extension type. The asterisk acts as a placeholder, representing any combination of characters. By using "*", you can search for files or items that have any characters before or after a specific extension.

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  • 36. 

    Where should you click in the start menu view a list of files that have been changed recently?

    • A.

      Computer

    • B.

      Start

    • C.

      Recent items

    • D.

      Recent changes

    Correct Answer
    C. Recent items
    Explanation
    To view a list of files that have been changed recently in the start menu, you should click on "Recent items". This option will display a list of the most recently accessed files, allowing you to quickly access them without having to search for them individually. It provides a convenient way to keep track of your recent activities and access files that you have been working on recently.

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  • 37. 

    What is the benefit of using file compression?

    • A.

      It will prevent a file from being deleted

    • B.

      It will protect a file from being infected by a virus

    • C.

      It will reduce the file sizes on the hard drive

    • D.

      It will convert files to any type

    Correct Answer
    C. It will reduce the file sizes on the hard drive
    Explanation
    File compression is a useful technique that reduces the size of files on a hard drive. This is beneficial because it allows for more efficient use of storage space. By compressing files, users can save disk space and store more data on their hard drives. Additionally, compressed files can be transmitted and downloaded more quickly, as they require less bandwidth. Overall, file compression helps optimize storage capacity and improves file transfer efficiency.

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  • 38. 

    Where in the right click menu of a file should you click to compress it?

    • A.

      Share with

    • B.

      Include in library

    • C.

      Restore

    • D.

      Sent to

    Correct Answer
    D. Sent to
    Explanation
    To compress a file, you should click on the "Sent to" option in the right-click menu. This option allows you to send the file to a compressed folder or a zip file, reducing its size and making it easier to share or store. "Share with" is used to send the file to specific individuals or groups, "Include in library" is used to add the file to a library or collection, and "Restore" is used to recover a previously deleted file.

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  • 39. 

    Which option should you click to unzip a compressed file?

    • A.

      Unzip all

    • B.

      Extract all

    • C.

      Decompress all

    • D.

      Open with

    Correct Answer
    B. Extract all
    Explanation
    To unzip a compressed file, you should click on the option "Extract all". This option allows you to extract the contents of the compressed file and save them to a specified location on your computer. It is the most appropriate choice for unzipping files as it clearly indicates the action of extracting the contents from the compressed file. The other options listed, such as "Unzip all", "Decompress all", and "Open with", do not accurately describe the process of unzipping a file.

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  • 40. 

    Which of the following could be a way for a virus to infect a computer?

    • A.

      Sending e-mail with a large amount of text

    • B.

      Creating backups of movies

    • C.

      Copying CD's that are copyrighted

    • D.

      Running downloaded program files

    Correct Answer
    D. Running downloaded program files
    Explanation
    Running downloaded program files could be a way for a virus to infect a computer. When a user downloads and runs a program file from an untrusted or malicious source, the file may contain hidden malware or viruses that can exploit vulnerabilities in the computer's system to gain unauthorized access or control. This is a common method used by hackers to distribute viruses and gain control over infected computers. It is important for users to be cautious when downloading and running program files from unknown sources to prevent virus infections.

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  • 41. 

    Why is it important to update an anti-virus program regularly?

    • A.

      To fulfil license requirements

    • B.

      To reduce the number of times needed to scan the system

    • C.

      To ensure a good level of protection against new viruses

    • D.

      To increase the amount of free space on a computers hard drive

    Correct Answer
    C. To ensure a good level of protection against new viruses
    Explanation
    It is important to update an anti-virus program regularly to ensure a good level of protection against new viruses. Updating the program allows it to stay up-to-date with the latest virus definitions and security patches, which are essential for detecting and removing new and emerging threats. Without regular updates, the anti-virus program may not be able to effectively protect the system against the latest viruses, leaving it vulnerable to attacks.

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  • 42. 

    What is the correct Procedure for shutting down the PC?

    • A.

      Click Start, Turn Off Computer, Turn Off

    • B.

      Click the Control Panel, Stystem

    • C.

      Click Start, Shut down

    • D.

      Click Startm Control Panel

    Correct Answer
    C. Click Start, Shut down
    Explanation
    The correct procedure for shutting down a PC is to click on the Start button and then select the Shut down option. This will initiate the process of shutting down the computer and powering it off safely.

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