A type of software that often comes with free downloads. Some adware displays ads on your computer, while some
monitors your computer use (including websites visited) and displays targeted ads based on your use.
Protects your computer from viruses that can destroy your data, slow your computer's performance, cause a crash, or
even allow spammers to send email through your account.
A measure of the "speed" of an Internet connection.
Shorthand for "business opportunity;" some schemes involve extravagant and unfounded earnings claims and are
actually fraudulent business ventures.
A web browser feature that allows you to save the addresses of interesting or frequently used websites, so that you
can readily revisit them.
A number of different methods used for high speed Internet access such as DSL, cable modems, fiber optics, and
mobile wireless, all of which are permanently connected to the Internet through different means.
A program that allows a user to find, view, hear, and interact with material on the Internet.
A common spyware program that changes your web browser's home page without the user's knowledge, even if you
change it back.
A form of computer memory that allows you to access stored information, such as web addresses you've recently
typed into your browser, more quickly. Pronounced "cash."
A law that prohibits senders of unsolicited commercial email from using false or misleading header information or
deceptive subject lines, and requires they identify each email as an advertisement, among other provisions.
The name given to a place or page in a website or online service where people can type messages which are
displayed almost instantly on the screens of others who are in the "chat room."
A small text file that a website can place on your computer's hard drive to collect information about your activities on
the site or to allow the site to rememb