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Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
A glossary of computer and Internet terms with definitions that are easy to understand.
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System Hardening

System Hardening is a from of computer protection that goes above the protection that anti virus and spyware protection offers. It works by getting rid of all non-essential software and other utilities as they can give virus's entry to your computer. Reformatting the hard disk may take place and the CD may be listed as the boot device and the computer will be able to start from there if it is neccessary. TCP/IP is usually the only protocol used and file sharing is turned off. Guest accounts are disabled, new user names are created, administration accounts are renamed and unauthorised access attempts are closely monitored. Other methods may also be used in order to harden the system further.