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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 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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