Here are some terms you might encounter on this page.
Software – programs on your computer that make it work and allow you to do more things. It includes your operating system (such as Windows, macOS, Android or iOS), web browsers, apps and security software.
Applications (apps) – programs that allow you to do things on your phone, tablet, computer or other smart device. You can get apps to track your health, check the news, browse the web, set reminders and more.
Web browsers – an app that you use to look at websites, for example Internet Explorer, Safari or Google Chrome.
Malware – a program that attacks computers, tablets, mobiles and other smart devices. It includes spyware, which steals personal information, and viruses, which spread through other files and stop your device from working properly.
Security software – helps defend your device against threats by blocking, finding, and removing malware. However, it won't stop someone from trying to get into your device.
Hacker – someone who tries to get into your computer or smart device without your permission to steal information or cause your device to break.
WiFi – a wireless internet network.