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Defragmentation

The process of copying and deleting files on a computer hard drive can cause files to be broken up into pieces and stored in numerous locations throughout the drive.  Defragmentation is the process of grouping fragments of files on the drive into single locations called contiguous blocks.  Having all the parts of a file in

 
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Certificate

A certificate is a file installed on a web server that is used to establish its identity and provide a means to make a secure, encrypted connection with its visitors using SSL over HTTP (https://).  The identity of the certificate holder is often verified by a trusted third party Certificate Authority (CA), and the certificate

 
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TCP/IP

TCP/IP is an acronym which stands for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol.  They are two separate protocols used together which underlie all internet based communications between computer systems. The TCP protocol establishes a method for chunks of data to be broken up into packets and sent to a destination for reassembly and confirmation of successful delivery.

 
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Malware

Malware is a general term for the whole gamut of undesirable software programs including viruses, worms, rootkits, trojan horses, spyware, and adware.  Malware software is intentionally designed to make unauthorized and often harmful or disruptive changes to a user’s computer. Malware infections can slow down your computer, make it unresponsive, unusable, cause it to crash,

 
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