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Malware

Quiz by GCSE Computer Science Teacher 3

GCSE (AQA)
Computer Science
English National Curriculum

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GCSE (AQA)
Computer Science
English National Curriculum

3.6.1.e

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  • Q1
    What does malware stand for?
    Malicious software
    Malicious warriors
    Viruses
    Malicious wires
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  • Q2
    What is the purpose of malware once installed on a computer?
    To repair any damages to the system
    To set up a virtual network on the system
    To track what the performance of the CPU
    To disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorised access to the system
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  • Q3
    How can malware be prevented against?
    By opening all emails and checking their contents
    By ensuring you have an anti virus installed which is up to date
    By using removable memory devices such as USB sticks
    Turning your computer off at night
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  • Q4
    What is a computer virus?
    One type of malware which is installed without your knowledge, with the purpose of doing harm
    A program that create a backdoor into the computer to allow unauthorised access
    Software is used to diagnose the system performance issues
    A piece of hardware which is plugged into the CPU to slow it down
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  • Q5
    What is a trojan horse virus?
    Allows users to access files on their system through a secure folder
    A way of transporting malware across networks
    A malware that holds your file captive until you pay a fee
    A malware that creates a backdoor on your computer allowing unauthorised access
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  • Q6
    What term refers to using emails to to spread computer viruses?
    Vishing
    Phishing
    Brute force
    Trojan horse
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  • Q7
    What is adware?
    A type of software which presents unwanted advertisements to the user of a computer
    A program used to predict user trends from adverts
    A type of software used to utilise adverts whilst online
    A virus created by advertising companies
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  • Q8
    How does adware effect the performance of a computer?
    It increases the performance on the basis of the number of ads that you see
    It increases the number of cycles per second the CPU is capable of
    It creates a block on your internet which slows down data transfer
    It runs in the background when you are online, and they can slow down your computer and affect its performance
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  • Q9
    Why must organisations ensure that they have a thorough networking policy?
    To ensure that web filtering is in place
    To keep the network safe from Malware
    To allow managers access to staff records
    To keep an eye on staff or students
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  • Q10
    What is spyware?
    Software used to enable users to save their information on a third party database
    Software that aims to gather information about a person or organisation
    A virus that holds a users PC random until a sum of money is paid
    Software that looks at your internet use and suggests adverts
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  • Q11
    Which of the following is a sign that your computer may have been effected by spyware?
    A reduction of performance
    You conduct a search but another, unauthorized browser completes it for you
    Ads popping up when browsing the world wide web
    You feel like someone is watching you
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  • Q12
    What are the potential causes of malware?
    You anti virus software is not up to date
    An email attachment containing a virus is opened
    Software is downloaded that contains viruses
    All of these
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  • Q13
    What is one thing you could do to keep your computer safe?
    Not downloading programs from sources you don't trust
    Using a USB device to save and store work
    Only opening emails over Wi-fi
    Sharing a computer with someone who knows more about them
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  • Q14
    What is considered to be the biggest threat to an organisations network?
    Strict network policies
    Slow internet
    People themselves
    Out of date machines
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